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Chatham-Kent Police Officer Facing Sexual Assault Charge

Wednesday June 15th, 2016, 9:38am


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A charge of sexual assault has now be laid against a Chatham-Kent Police officer.

Police say that on August 26th 2015 they became aware of an allegation regarding the conduct of one of their Police Constables. Based on the nature of the allegation the Professional Standards Branch of the Chatham-Kent Police Service contacted the Special Investigations Unit as required under the Police Services Act.

At the commencement of this investigation the involved officer was suspended from duty on 27th August 2015.

The S.I.U. completed their investigations and report that around 2am on August 23rd, 2015, a 23-year-old woman encountered a Chatham-Kent Police officer. The woman was driven in a marked cruiser to a parking lot in the Orangewood Boulevard area, where she was then allegedly sexually assaulted.

As a result of this investigation, the Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, says that he has reasonable grounds to believe the officer committed the criminal offences of sexual assault and breach of trust.

Chatham-Kent Police Service Constable Kenneth Miller is now facing one count of sexual assault and one count of breach of trust in connection with the duties of his office.

The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at the Chatham Courthouse on July 5th, 2016.

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