(SMITHS FALLS, ON) On Friday May 19, 2017, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer from Eastern Ontario was arrested as a result of an ongoing domestic investigation conducted by the OPP Professional Standards Bureau (PSB). The investigation stems from incidents that are alleged to have occurred while the officer was off duty.

As a result a 39-year-old, 16-year veteran of the OPP has been arrested and charged with one count of Criminal Harassment and two counts of Sexual Assault.

The officer was held in custody and was released on a Recognizance of Bail with conditions on May 23, 2017. Additionally, the officer has been suspended from duty with pay in accordance to the Police Services Act of Ontario.

In order to prevent any re-victimization, the OPP will not be releasing the name of the officer or the location of the court, as this could potentially identify the victim.