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SIU charges Ottawa police constable with sexual assault, breach of trust

A photo of the Special Investigations Unit headquarters at 5090 Commerce Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario. Global News

OTTAWA — Ontario’s police watchdog has charged an Ottawa Police Service officer with sexual assault.

Joseph Martino, director of the Special Investigations Unit, says in a release that it received a sexual assault complaint on Feb. 5 and began an investigation.

He says as a result of the investigation, Const. Sundeep Singh is charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of breach of trust.

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Singh is to appear before the Ontario court of justice in Ottawa on Oct. 29.

No further details were released.

The Special Investigations Unit is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of police and other officials that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault or the discharge of a firearm at a person.

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