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Another Charge Laid Against London Cop

A London police officer charged in November with sexual assault is facing another charge.

The 42-year-old officer was suspended with pay after he was charged with sexual assault on November 23. He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he had been in a relationship with. The incident is alleged to have happened Friday, November 17, 2017 while the officer was off-duty and was reported to police on Wednesday, November 22. Because he had been in a relationship with the woman, his name wasn’t released in order to protect her identity. However, the London Free Press has identified him as Constable Stephen Williams, a two-year member of the London Police Service. The Free Press says the woman who accused him of sexual assault argued that not publicly identifying him posed a risk to public safety.

Police announced Friday that he has been charged with breaching a condition of his recognizance after allegedly contacting the woman he is accused of sexually assaulting.

In early December, he was charged with two counts of criminal harrassment, one count of being unlawfully in a dwelling, and one count of making a harassing phone call after an investigation by Waterloo Regional Police. Charges of breach of undertaking and criminal harassment were laid against him in mid-December.