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Former Peterborough Police Officer Charged With Three Counts Of Sexual Assault

PETERBOROUGH-A former Peterborough Police Officer has been charged with sexual assault in relation to incidents that reportedly occurred in 2006 when he was an constable with the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service.

The provinces Special Investigations Unit (SIU)says on January 13, 2021, the SIU was contacted by the Peterborough Police Service regarding a complaint of alleged sexual assaults that had occurred against a woman by a police officer years earlier. The SIU commenced an investigation.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Christopher Robertson is facing three counts of sexual assault and one count of breach of trust by an official contrary to sections 271 and 122 of the Criminal Code, respectively.

Mr. Robertson is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 70 Simcoe Street in Peterborough on May 20, 2021.
The matter is now properly before the courts. In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person.

Robertson was also charged with sexual assault in 2016 but was acquitted after the judge said he couldn’t determine what really happened in that case.

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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