Ontario judge rules drunk police officer not guilty of sexual assault, touching was accident

Waterloo Regional Police Service Const. Eric Schnarr has been found not guilty of sexual assault relating to an incident that happened at the Concordia Club in 2017. (Colin Butler/CBC)

Waterloo Regional Police Service Const. Eric Schnarr has been found not guilty of sexual assault, with the judge in his case ruling while the officer did touch the complainant, he was highly intoxicated and there's reasonable doubt about whether the officer intended to do it.

Schnarr's charge stems from an incident on Oct. 14, 2017, at the Concordia Club in Kitchener during Oktoberfest when Schnarr was off duty.

He was later charged with sexual assault after an investigation by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit.

On Wednesday morning Justice George Orsini handed down the not guilty verdict in a London, Ont. courtroom.

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