Waterloo regional police officer charged with sexual assault, breach of trust: SIU

The province's Special Investigations Unit says a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer has been charged with sexual assault and breach of trust for allegations by a woman made last year.

Woman made a complaint to WRPS about incidents between Oct. 2010 and Dec. 2012

The Special Investigations Unit says a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer has been charged after a woman made allegations against him in Nov. 2017. (Colin Butler/CBC)

An officer with the Waterloo Regional Police Service has been charged with sexual assault and breach of trust by a public officer after a complaint made almost a year ago, the province's Special Investigations Unit says.

The officer was arrested on Wednesday by members of the SIU and has been released on several conditions. He is due in a Toronto courtroom on Nov. 15.

The SIU said it was contacted by the Waterloo Regional Police Service on Nov. 28, 2017 after a woman made a complaint of a sexual nature against the officer.

The complaint was based on incidents that reportedly occurred between October 2010 and December 2012, the SIU said.

As the matter is now before the courts, the SIU said no further comment would be made on the case.

Waterloo regional police said in a statement that the officer is a 26-year member of the force, and the alleged incident happened while he was off duty.

The officer has been suspended with pay since the force became aware of the alleged incident, WRPS said.