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Alex Salmond has been charged with nine counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted rape.
The former first minister of Scotland was also charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of breach of the peace.
Leader - Scotland - Independence - Referendum
He the Scottish leader from 2007 to 2014, and resigned after failing to persuade Scotland to vote for independence in a nationwide referendum.
Salmond said outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday that he was "innocent of any criminality" and said he would fight the charges in court.
Salmond - Investigation - Police - Scotland - Allegations
Salmond was under investigation by Police Scotland over allegations of sexual harassment, which he denied.
Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted rape.
Salmond - Session - Edinburgh - Sheriff - Court
Salmond appeared in a closed session of Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday afternoon. He...
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