Chatham-Kent Officer Facing Sexual Assault Charges

Chatham-Kent police cruiser. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Service.)

A Chatham-Kent police constable is facing sexual assault and breach of trust charges after an investigation by the Special Investigations Unit.

The SIU investigated an incident between Constable Kenneth Miller and a 23-year-old Chatham woman on August 23, 2015. Through the investigation SIU Director Tony Loparco found reasonable grounds to charge the officer with the criminal offences.

It’s alleged the woman was driven in a marked cruiser to a parking lot in the Orangewood Boulevard area and sexually assaulted.

The officer will appear before a Chatham court on July 5, 2016.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service says the service became aware of the allegations on August 26, 2015.  They notified the SIU, who invoked their mandate and began an investigation. The officer was suspended on August 27, 2015 at the start of the SIU investigation.

In addition to the criminal charges the officer will be charged under the Police Services Act with discreditable conduct. The Police Service Act charge will be heard before a hearing officer on June 6, 2016.