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Canada: Indian-origin police officer charged with sexual assault, breach of trust

Canada: Indian-origin police officer charged with sexual assault

CANADA: An Indian-origin police officer who has been suspended with pay since February has been charged with sexual assault and breach of trust by Ontario’s police watchdog.

Joseph Martino, director of the Special Investigations Unit, says in a release that it received a sexual assault complaint on Feb. 5 and began an investigation.

He says as a result of the investigation, Ottawa Police Service officer Const. Sundeep Singh is charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of breach of trust.

Singh is to appear before the Ontario court of justice in Ottawa on Oct. 29.

No further details were released.

The Special Investigations Unit is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of police and other officials that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault or the discharge of a firearm at a person.

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