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Toronto detective faces charges for alleged sexual assault of subordinates

A Toronto Police Service logo patch is shown in Toronto, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

A Toronto detective is facing charges for the alleged workplace sexual assault and harassment of a number of his subordinates in cases spanning a three-year period.

Toronto police say the 57-year-old detective’s alleged acts of harassment, sexual assault and sexual harassment against his subordinates took place between September 2020 and November 2023.

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Police allege that in one case he assaulted one of the victims and pulled a weapon.

He faces charges that include four counts of sexual assault and one count each of assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Police say the detective has been with the force for 35 years and was assigned to the gun and gang task force.

He has been suspended with pay.

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