A Peel police officer has been suspended with pay after being charged with assault and sexual assault.

Const. Prabhjot Singh was charged with one count of assault and one count of sexual assault following an investigation by the Peel Police Professional Standards Bureau, according to Peel police media relations officer Sgt. Josh Colley. 

Colley said Singh and the victim of the alleged assault knew each other and that therefore, the safety of the public is not at risk. 

Singh has served as a general patrol officer with Peel police for two years, which means he works in uniform in a cruiser on the road.  

As per the current provisions of the Ontario Police Services Act, he has been suspended with pay. 

In a media release, Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans pledged to ensure that the allegations are thoroughly investigated.

"I am committed to holding officers accountable for their actions to maintain the trust we have established with our community," said Chief Evans.

Singh is scheduled to appear at the A. Grenville & William Davis Court House in Brampton on May 29 at 9 a.m.