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Indian origin man charged with rape gets $ 10,000 bail

An Indian-origin man charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at a nightclub in Toronto has been released on a $ 10,000 bail on Monday.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2009 19:41 IST

An Indian-origin man charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at a nightclub in Toronto has been released on a $ 10,000 bail on Monday.

Jagdeep Chahal (32) is accused of slipping a drug into a woman's drink, then sexually assaulting her in the bathroom of a club.

He "absolutely asserts his innocence," defence lawyer Sarah Williams said after his brief court appearance, and will plead not guilty to charges of sexual assault and administering a noxious substance, Toronto star reported.

Chahal based in Brampton, is married and has no previous criminal record.

"He's a little bit shaken up, but he's doing okay," Wiliams said. "He's got the support of his friends and family."

He turned himself on Saturday, a day after police released surveillance footage showing him entering the club with another man.

His arrest was "a traumatic experience for a client who's not expecting to be charged with a crime," she said.

Chahal is barred from entering Toronto's Entertainment District, consuming alcohol or frequenting bars, according to terms of his realease.

He can leave home only between 10 pm and 6 am in the presence of his parents or his wife.