Island RCMP officer pleads guilty to assault

An Island RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to assault.

An Island RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to assault.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Paul Spenceley made a brief court appearance Monday to plead guilty to one count of assault in Charlottetown provincial court.

A charge of breaking a stay away order was dropped.

Spenceley assaulted a man May 23 at a residence in Charlottetown.

Investigators say the two men knew each other and Spenceley was off-duty at the time.

He'll appear in court Aug. 8 for sentencing.

RCMP are conducting an internal investigation.