OPP officer charged with sexual assault

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A member of the Ontario Provincial Police is facing six charges, including sexual assault, in connection with what police are calling a “domestic incident.”

The OPP announced Wednesday that its Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) has arrested and charged an off-duty OPP member.

OPP PSB officers commenced an investigation in October 2019 after receiving a complaint. As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old male has been charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with:

  • Sexual Assault – three counts, and with
  • Overcome Resistance by Choking – three counts.

The accused was released on an undertaking. He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date and has been suspended with pay, in accordance with the Police Services Act of Ontario.

The investigation by the OPP PSB is continuing.

The identity of the accused is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

The accused has been a member of the OPP (East Region) for four years, but did not identify where he has been posted.

The OPP’s East Region covers the district reaching from the north end of Renfrew County east to the Quebec border near Montreal, south to Belleville and Prince Edward County and west as far as Bancroft.