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.
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.