SiRT clears officer of sexual assault allegation

Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT)

The province's Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) says there are no grounds for charges against a member of the RCMP after an allegation of sexual assault.

SiRT was asked by the RCMP on April 26th to take over an investigation into a complaint made to the Mounties on May 7th, 2020.

The complainant said they had been drugged and sexually assaulted by the officer in Nova Scotia in 2002-2003 and in Charlottetown on February 2nd, 2020.

SiRT says it interviewed the two people involved and a number of witnesses, and also reviewed text messages between the complainant and the officer.

SiRT concluded the sexual encounters between the two were consensual and that there was no reasonable and probable grounds to conclude that the officer committed sexual assault.

The full report is available on SiRT's website.