COVID-19 compliance officer in Oakville charged with sexual assault

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A quarantine screening officer in Oakville, Ont., is facing charges of sexual assault and extortion.

Regional police say the accused was trained by the Public Health Agency of Canada and worked for a private security company.

Police allege the 27-year-old officer told a woman at a home she was in violation of a quarantine order.

They allege he demanded a fine be paid in cash, and sexually assaulted her when she refused.

Police say the accused goes by the name Hemant and has been suspended.

They won't identify the security company.