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News Release

OPP Police Officer Charged

Case Number: 09-PSA-200

Mississauga (27 August, 2009) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer committed criminal offences in relation to a young female and has caused charges to be laid against the officer.

The OPP - Kapuskasing Detachment contacted the SIU on August 13, 2009 regarding allegations of a sexual nature against one of their police officers. The SIU assigned two investigators and one forensic investigator to probe the circumstances of the occurrence.

As a result of the SIU investigation 31 year old Constable Jean-Guy Beaudet of the OPP - Kapuskasing Detachment is facing one charge of Sexual Assault, contrary to s. 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada and two charges of Sexual Exploitation, contrary to s. 153 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Constable Beaudet was arrested today and subsequently released on a Promise to Appear along with an Undertaking compelling his appearance before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kapuskasing on Tuesday September 29, 2009 at 10 :00 a.m. to answer to the charges. Justice Prosecutions 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 fair trial interests, 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