Member of Ottawa Police Service charged with 21 criminal offences by the Sexual Assault Child Abuse Section

OTTAWA — A member of the Ottawa Police Service has been charged with 21 criminal offences as the result of an investigation by the OPS Sexual Assault Child Abuse Section (SACA).

Eric Post, 47, a Constable with the Ottawa Police, was arrested this morning by SACA investigators.

He has been charged with:

*       Two counts of Sexual Assault 

*       Pointing a firearm

*       Careless Storage of a firearm

*       Two counts of Possession of Dangerous Weapon 

*       Four counts of Harassment by Repeated Communication

*      Two counts of Uttering Threats 

*       Five counts of Assault 

*       Intimidation by threat of Violence

*       Forcible Entry

*       Two counts of Forcible Confinement 

The charges are related to four separate victims. POST will appear in show cause court this afternoon.

He was suspended from duty with the OPS on June 13. He will remain under suspension.

OPS notified the Ontario Special Investigations Unit (OSIU) of the allegations in accordance with the Police Services Act. Further to that discussion, the investigation was conducted by the OPS at the request of the OSIU.

The investigation is ongoing. SACA investigators are concerned there could be other victims and are encouraging them to come forward.

“These allegations and charges are very serious. They run counter to our values and I recognize this information will be disturbing to hear for our community and the members of our service. We must now allow the court process to proceed. I want to thank the investigators who have worked on this file for their professionalism,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau.

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