Ottawa Mountie, woman held on child abuse charges

WARNING | This story contains graphic details

CBC News/Posted: Feb 14, 2013

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A 41-year-old male RCMP officer and a34-year-old woman facing a list of child abuse allegations were held in custody after making court appearances in Ottawa Thursday.

Ottawa police arrested the officer and the woman, who live in Ottawa, on Tuesday after an investigation at the officer’s home.

Police sources told CBC News a child was found “chained” in the basement. Sources also said what officers found was the “worst case of abuse police have seen.”

The man faces:

  • Three counts of aggravated assault.
  • Three counts of assault with a weapon.
  • One count of aggravated sexual assault.
  • One count of failing to provide the necessaries of life.
  • One count of forcible confinement.

The woman faces:

  • Three counts of aggravated assault.
  • Two counts of assault with a weapon.
  • One count of failing to provide the necessaries of life.
  • One count of forcible confinement.

The names of the accused have not been released to protect the identity of the victims, police said. There is also a court-ordered publication ban on the names of the accused and victims.

Ottawa police Supt. Tyrus Cameron told CBC News police are concerned about the identity of the victims being released, which would “re-victimize” them.

“They are victims of horrific abuse,” said Cameron, who is in charge of criminal investigations.

Man worked for RCMP counter-terrorism unit: police sources

The RCMP said the officer has been on leave since May 2011 but the reason is under a court-ordered publication ban. Police sources also told CBC News the man worked for the force’s counter-terrorism unit.

The officer was suspended with pay Wednesday, the force said, and an internal investigation has been opened by the RCMP to determine if the officer had complied with the code of ethics.

The man and woman made separate appearances in an Ottawa courtroom Thursday.

The man’s next court appearance will be before a doctor Friday morning. The woman is expected to appear via video Friday afternoon.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/02/14/ottawa-rcmp-officer-charged-child-abuse-investigation.html

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One Response to Ottawa Mountie, woman held on child abuse charges

  1. This is a comment left by someone who has now threatened CopwatchVanouver with a legal action if it isnt removed as it is attached to their email and name. Although the cyberworld keeps logs of everything regardless of being deleted or not, we will remove the comments associated with the email and have just copied and pasted it here as anonymous.
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    I do not feel safe when my country’s Special Forces Counter Terrorism Unit is linked to this kind of crime.

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