York Region off-duty police officer charged with sexual exploitation, sexual assault

A York Region off-duty officer is facing sexual assault charges.

York Region Police requested the Toronto Police Service investigate one of their officers on March 1, following allegations of sexual assault.

On Friday, the Toronto Police Sex Crimes charged the officer, who, the police say, cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Police say the detective is charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

The charge of sexual exploitation, by definition, stipulates that “every person commits an offence who is in a position of trust or authority towards a young person, who is a person with whom the young person is in a relationship of dependency or who is in a relationship with a young person that is exploitative of the young person, and who, for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of the young person, for a sexual purpose, invites, counsels or incites a young person to touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, the body of any person, including the body of the person who so invites, counsels or incites and the body of the young person.”

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