A Halifax Regional Police constable charged with sexual assault earlier this year is facing additional charges and has been suspended without pay and benefits for allegedly violating the terms of his conditions.
In February Const. Chris Mosher, 30, was charged with sexual assault and administering a noxious thing for incidents alleged to have happened in November. At that time he was suspended with pay.
On Tuesday, the province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) charged Mosher with two counts of breaching court orders by drinking outside his home and being in the presence of a woman who is not a family member.
The new charges relate to matters alleged to have occurred in Lunenburg on the night of Aug. 22. Mosher was released on conditions to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on Oct. 23.
SIRT began their original investigation after receiving a complaint from a woman in early November alleging a police officer had sexually assaulted her. The team said the parties know each other and the incident is alleged to have occurred in Mosher's home.
Mosher was arrested in December and released on conditions, including not having any contact with the alleged victim and not carrying a firearm.
SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. A public report summarizing the results of the investigation must be filed within three months after the investigation is finished.