Toronto police officer charged after woman allegedly sexually assaulted in cruiser: SIU

Written by admin on 15/08/2019 Categories: 长沙桑拿

TORONTO —; A sergeant with the Toronto Police Service faces criminal charges after a 27-year-old woman alleged she was sexually assaulted inside a police cruiser last fall.

The SIU said the incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2015 when the officer allegedly picked up the woman near Wellington Street West and Blue Jays Way to drive her home.

According to a statement released by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the woman was sexually assaulted during the ride.

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Sgt. Christopher Heard faces one count of sexual assault. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 14.

In the past Heard has been hailed as a hero.

A post on the Toronto Police Service’s website describes an incident in August 2012 when Heard had performed an “off-duty water rescue” at Sharbot Lake Provincial Park.

The post describes how the sergeant heard cries of help and rushed into the water to save a man who was drowning. Heard and another swimmer managed to bring the man safely to shore.

“There was really something wrong. I looked around and no one was moving,” Heard, who is described as a mounted unit officer, is quoted in the post.

“He did not speak good English, but he was able to say thank-you.”

The post said the 23-year police veteran didn’t “consider the rescue heroic, but was glad he could recognize the problem quickly and lend his help.”

Heard was listed as having a salary of $144,552.72 in the Toronto Police’s 2014 Public Sector Salary Disclosure Report released in March 2015.

The SIU is an arm’s-length agency that investigates incidents involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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