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News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Chatham Sexual Assault Allegation

Case Number: 13-PSA-005

Mississauga (14 January, 2013) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Chatham detachment committed a sexual assault against a 34-year-old woman during the summer of 2012.

The OPP brought the complaint to the attention of the SIU on January 8, 2013.

As is our policy with all sexual assault complaints investigated by the SIU, we will not be making any further comment.

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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342