More sex assault allegations against PM's drummer

Phillip Nolan walks out of the Ottawa Courthouse on Thursday Feb. 6, 2014. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

Phillip Nolan walks out of the Ottawa Courthouse on Thursday Feb. 6, 2014. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:10 PM ET

OTTAWA — A day after police charged an Ottawa music teacher with sexual assault, as many as three more women have come forward.

Complainants began contacting investigators Thursday afternoon, police sources told the QMI Agency.

The complaints all concern Phillip I. Nolan, 43, who is not only an award-winning music teacher, but the drummer in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's band Herringbone.

Prior to the new complaints, Nolan was facing 15 sex charges involving two girls from more than a decade ago. Police said Thursday they believed there could be more victims.

Investigators are also talking with someone who they are treating as a witness.

The investigation began in November, following a complaint of two separate sex assaults on minors by a man during his role as a Grade 7 and 8 teacher.

One of the alleged victims, who is now an adult, led to another possible victim.

Those charges — five counts of sexual assault, five counts of sexual interference and five counts of sexual exploitation — date back to incidents between 1998 and 2000 according to Ottawa police.

Court documents give a more precise timeline of when alleged attacks happened — between Jan. 1 and July 31, 2000.


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