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News Release

Durham Regional Police Officer Charged

Case Number: 11-OSA-201

Mississauga (11 January, 2012) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) committed criminal offences in relation to incidents involving a female over the course of several months between 2000 and 2001.  Director Scott has caused several charges to be laid against the officer.   

The SIU was contacted on October 4, 2011 regarding the allegations.  An investigation was launched, and as a result of the findings, Constable Scott Andrew Terry of the DRPS is facing the following Criminal Code charges:
• one charge of Sexual Assault, contrary to s. 271
• one charge of Sexual Exploitation, contrary to s. 153
• one charge of Breach of Trust by an Official, contrary to s. 122
• one charge of Making Child Pornography, contrary to s 163.1(2)
• one charge of Possession of Child Pornography, contrary to s. 163.1(4) 

Cst Terry was arrested today by members of the SIU, and released on the following surety bail conditions:
• attend at the DRPS station, 77 Centre Street North in Oshawa, in person, and fill out a change of address form within 24 hours of any change in his residential address;
• notify the named SIU investigator 48 hours in advance of any change in address, employment or occupation;
• at all times remain in the province of Ontario;
• abstain from communicating directly or indirectly with the complainant or be within one kilometre of any premises known by Cst Terry to be the complainant’s residence and any other place known by Cst Terry to be occupied by the complainant or to be the complainant’s place of employment;
• abstain from possessing a firearm and to surrender to the DRPS any firearms in his possession and any authorization, licence or registration certificate or other document enabling the acquisition or possession of a firearm;
• abstain from possessing any cross-bow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition and explosive substance in his possession;
• surrender his passport and any other travel documents in his possession to the named SIU investigator;
• not to be anywhere within 100 metres of any park, playground or school; and
• abstain from the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances or the consumption of drugs except in accordance with a medical prescription.

The officer is compelled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 150 Bond Street East in Oshawa on February 7, 2012.  The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the charged officer and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation. 


The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342