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OPP officer charged with sexual assault

Ontario's police watchdog has charged an Ontario Provincial Police officer in a sexual assault from the 1990s in the former Rideau Township, which is currently the southern edge of Ottawa.

Police watchdog received complaint in May about assault between 1995 and 1998

The SIU has charged a police officer with a sexual assault in the 1990s in the former Rideau Township, which is now part of Ottawa. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario's police watchdog has charged an Ontario Provincial Police officer with a sexual assault in the 1990s in the former Rideau Township, which is currently the southern edge of Ottawa.

A Special Investigations Unit (SIU) news release said information was received in May about a sexual assault that happened between 1995 and 1998.

The SIU has now charged Donald Hickey with one count of sexual assault. They originally said he was retired, then corrected their news release a few hours later to say he is an active member of the force.

He is expected in court on Oct. 27 so no further details would be released, the watchdog said.

The SIU investigates any incidents of serious injury, allegations of sexual assault, or death involving police officers in Ontario.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story said the accused was currently a retired police officer, per the SIU. The unit later issued a correction to say he was an active member.
    Oct 08, 2021 12:39 PM ET

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