According to his indictment, Fruitier of Montreal, who is 88 years old, indecently assaulted a man between June 1 and Aug. 31, 1974, in Eastman, and then between March 20 and Sept. 20, 1976, in Brossard.
Le Courrier du Sud, a weekly from Longueuil, published the news Friday. The Canadian Press was able to obtain a copy of the indictment.
The charges were filed on July 12. These allegations have not been proved in court.
Le Courrier du Sud reported the homosexual actor was not present at his appearance on Friday, but pleaded not guilty to both charges against him.
Crown attorney Audrey Mercier-Turgeon told the local weekly the charge of indecent assault is no longer in the Criminal Code, “but it is part of the sexual offences involving minors.”
Mercier-Turgeon and Octave Productions, Fruitier’s management, did not respond to requests for comment from the Canadian Press.
Fruitier appeared in the TV shows “Beautiful Stories of the Highlands” and “Box of Surprises.” He is the Quebec voice of Mr. Burns in the popular cartoon The Simpsons. He also played Loup-Garou, in The Pirate Maboule, a Quebec children’s show that was popular in the late 1950s until the late 1960s.