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Drummer in Harper's band charged with sexual assault

Phil Nolan (far right) who plays drums in the band that often accompanies Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is facing multiple charges of sexual assault and sexual interference. Harper and his band Herringbone receive applause after performing in Toronto on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
February 06, 2014 - 11:57 AM

OTTAWA - The RCMP say Phil Nolan, who plays drums in the band that often accompanies Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is facing multiple charges of sexual assault and sexual interference.

A spokesman for Harper says the Prime Minister's Office is "shocked and disturbed" by the charges, which allegedly involve a minor, and was never made aware of any such allegations.

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