RCMP Sgt. Kenneth James Taker facing sex assault charge

A RCMP officer is facing a charge of sexual assault after an investigation by Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team.

SIRT heard the same officer assaulted a female member of the RCMP

A RCMP officer is facing a charge of sexual assault after an investigation by Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team.

In late March, SIRT received a complaint of inappropriate sexual touching from a female civilian employee against a male officer on March 25.

Soon after the team heard the same officer assaulted a female member of the RCMP on March 24.

Both allegations are alleged to have happened the week of March 24 during a three-day RCMP meeting at White Point Beach Lodge in Queen's County.

​Ron MacDonald, director of Nova Scotia's independent SIRT said no charge will be laid in the alleged assault incident against the female RCMP officer.

"The two incidents are not related to one another. However, there are facts from the first incident that at a trial may or may not be seen to be relevant to the sexual assault trial. So, as a result of that, we aren't at this point releasing the details of those matters. I will likely do so at the conclusion of the criminal proceedings," said MacDonald.

Sgt. Kenneth James Taker, 47, of Dartmouth is scheduled to appear in Liverpool Provincial Court on July 7.

"As a result of that we conducted an investigation and spoke to numerous people and at the conclusion have determined that a charge should be laid against [Taker], one count of sexual assault," said MacDonald.