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Eastern Ontario OPP officer charged with criminal harassment

An Ontario Provincial Police officer working out of a detachment in the east region has been charged with criminal harassment.

37-year-old officer is currently on leave, OPP say

An Ontario Provincial Police officer working out of a detachment in the east region has been charged with criminal harassment.

The OPP's professional standards bureau launched an investigation into the provincial constable in September 2014 after a complaint was filed.

The 37-year-old officer was arrested four months later on Jan. 29. He is charged with two counts of criminal harassment and one count of unlawfully being in a dwelling.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Renfrew on March 25.

The man is a 13-year member of the OPP and is "presently on leave," OPP said in a media release.

His name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

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