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News Release

SIU Lays Charges against Chatham-Kent Police Service Officer

Case Number: 16-OSA-214

Mississauga, ON (20 March, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has caused charges to be laid against a Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) officer in relation to an incident that occurred in May of 2013.

On August 16, 2016, the SIU was contacted by the police service regarding a complaint of a sexual nature against a CKPS officer. The alleged sexual assault took place on May 4, 2013 against a 33-year-old woman. 

As a result of the SIU investigation, 46-year old Constable Kenneth Miller with the CKPS is now facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:
  • One count of sexual assault, contrary to s. 271; and
  • One count of breach of trust by public officer, contrary to s. 122.

Constable Miller is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 425 Grand Avenue West in Chatham on April 4, 2017. 

The matter is now properly before the courts.  In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no 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. 

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