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Jian Ghomeshi case: 2 of 7 sex assault charges withdrawn

05/12/2015 10:49 EDT | Updated 05/12/2016 05:59 EDT
Two of the seven sexual assault charges against former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi were dropped at a Toronto court this morning.

The Crown withdrew the two charges after determining there wasn't a reasonable prospect of conviction based on the evidence.

The Crown said the charges weren't dropped because of an issue of witness credibility, the CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis reported from the downtown court. 

Ghomeshi, 47, now faces six charges stemming from interactions with four women. The charges include:

- Five counts of sexual assault.

- One count of overcoming resistance by choking.

His court case, which involves three women, will proceed to a judge-only trial in February 2016. One sexual assault case, however, is set to be tried separately in June 2016.

Ghomeshi's lawyer, Marie Henein, said he will plead not guilty to all charges. He is currently free on $100,000 bail with numerous conditions.

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