A Toronto police officer publicly admitted Thursday to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a youth group participant.
Discipline charges against Const. Kevin Ward stemmed from his role with the 22 Division Rovers, a program offered by the Toronto Police Service, Humber College and Scouts Canada. Participants are between 18 and 26 years old.
A founding member of the Rovers, Ward pleaded guilty to carrying on a sexual relationship with a participant referred to in police documents as “CH.”
According to an agreed statement of facts, Ward entered CH’s tent during a Rovers outing in 2016. After another female participant, referred to as “LQ,” said she needed to change, Ward “turned his back to her” and stayed in the tent as she “changed under the cover of her sleeping bag.” He then slept in the tent with the women.