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Halifax District RCMP officer will not face sexual assault charges, police watchdog says

SiRT determined there are no reasonable and probable grounds to conclude the officer committed sexual assault
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Nova Scotia's police watchdog says an RCMP officer will not face sexual assault charges.

The Serious Incident Response Team put out a release Thursday, saying it was contacted late last year after a woman alleged she had been sexually assaulted by a male member of Halifax District RCMP on more than one occasion. 

The initial complaint was related to two incidents that occurred before SiRT's formation in 2012, which meant they were out of the team's jurisdiction.

But she added another woman known to her was also sexually assaulted several times by the same officer in 2014.

Following an investigation into those allegations, SiRT determined there are no reasonable and probable grounds to conclude the officer committed sexual assault as the woman involved in those sexual encounters said they were consensual. 




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