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OPP officer charged in alleged sexual assault dating back to 1990s

SIU investigators have charged a former OPP officer who served in what is now Ottawa in the 1990s. Global News

Editor’s note: The SIU later corrected its release to note the charged individual is a current member of the OPP.

An Ontario Provincial Police officer has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault dating back more than 20 years.

The province’s police watchdog says the sexual assault is alleged to have occurred in Ottawa, formerly Rideau Township, between 1995 and 1998.

The Special Investigations Unit says it received a complaint regarding the alleged incident in May and launched an investigation.

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

The SIU says that as a result of the investigation, Donald Hickey has been charged with one count of sexual assault.

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It says Hickey, who was originally said to have retired from the provincial police service, is due in court on Oct. 27. The SIU later confirmed he is a current OPP officer.

The agency says it will not provide further details as the case is now before the court.

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