Former Chatham-Kent Police Service Officer Charged
Case Number: 18-OSA-090
(27 November, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a former police officer with Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) committed criminal offences in relation to an incident that reportedly occurred in November of 2014.
The SIU was contacted by CKPS on March 28, 2018 regarding a complaint - made by a woman - of a sexual nature against the man when he was an active officer.
As a result of the SIU investigation, Mr. Kenneth Miller is 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.
Mr. Miller was arrested by members of the SIU, and later released on several conditions, including that he refrain from communicating directly or indirectly with the complainant. He is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 425 Grand Avenue West in Chatham on December 11, 2018.
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 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.
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