SIU Lays Sexual Assault Charge against Kingston Police Officer
Case Number: 17-OSA-321
(21 December, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Kingston Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to an incident that reportedly occurred sometime between March 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017.
The SIU was contacted by Kingston Police on November 2, 2017 regarding a complaint - made by a woman - of a sexual nature against a police officer.
As a result of the SIU investigation, Constable Peter Shaun Trafford has been charged with one count of sexual assault, contrary to s. 271 of the Criminal Code.
Cst Trafford is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 279 Wellington Street in Kingston on January 24, 2019.
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 independent civilian 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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