The outstanding sex assault charge against Jian Ghomeshi is expected to be withdrawn Wednesday.
The surprising revelation comes just two months after Ghomeshi was acquitted on several sex assault charges dating back to the early 2000’s.
An announcement is expected to come from the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Tuesday.
In exchange, Ghomeshi will have to sign a peace bond to avid a trial that had been scheduled to start on June 6.
It would force Ghomeshi to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour” for a time frame of up to a year.
It could also prohibit him from contacting the complainant among other rules.
Ghomeshi would have no criminal record, and if the bond expires without incident he could apply to have Toronto Police destroy his fingerprints and mug shot.
Ghomeshi is accused of groping a female colleague and grinding himself into her backside at the CBC building in Toronto on February 7, 2008.
The woman’s identity is protected by a court-imposed publication ban.
In his first trial, the former host of CBC’s flagship program “Q” was accused of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.
He was found not guilty of all charges in March after an intense eight-day trial that heard explosive allegations from three complainants.
The judge felt the Crown had not proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt.