Police officer who pleaded guilty to assaulting women resigns, gets probation

A former Ottawa police constable has been given a three-year probationary sentence after pleading guilty to five charges related to violence against four women.

Eric Post, 50, resigned from the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) on Wednesday, a day before he was sentenced. Post had been suspended with pay for two and half years.

In his remarks, Ontario Court Justice Robert Wadden stated that Post "abused his position as a policeman as a means of obtaining psychological control and domination of his victims." The judge accepted the joint sentencing recommendation made by the Crown and defence.

When Post was arrested in the fall of 2018, police charged him with 32 offences related to seven women. The charges included sexual assault, forcible confinement and uttering threats. The victims' identities are protected by a court ordered publication ban.

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