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Former assistant Crown attorney tried to hire prostitute while in court, cops say

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DALE CARRUTHERS | QMI AGENCY

LONDON, Ont. - A former assistant Crown attorney in Windsor, Ont., is charged with obtaining the services of a prostitute while at court.

Police said the incident dates back to September.

“The accused, while at the provincial court, while engaged in his employment as an assistant Crown

Attorney, communicated with a prostitute for the purposes of obtaining sex,” police said in a release Wednesday.

Bruce Coates, 62, is charged with one count of obtaining the sexual services of a prostitute.
Coates was called to the bar in 1984.

A woman who answered the phone at the Crown office told QMI agency that Coates, who appears in court Feb. 26, no longer works there.

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