The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a former police officer with the Kingston Police Service committed criminal offences against a young person in the 1980s. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the retired officer.
The SIU was contacted by KPS on December 8, 2014 regarding complaints of a sexual nature against an officer, which were alleged to have taken place in the 1980s.
As a result of the SIU investigation, Mr. Bruce (Jim) Lindsay is facing the following Criminal Code of Canadacharges:
- Two counts of Gross Indecency, contrary to section 157
- Three counts of Sexual Assault, contrary to sections 246.1(1) and 271
- One count of Invitation Sexual Touching, contrary to section 141
- One count of Indecent Act, contrary to section 169(2)
- Two counts of Sexual Exploitation, contrary to sections 146(1) and 153(1)
Mr. Lindsay is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 279 Wellington Street in Kingston on September 3, 2015. The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.
As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
- report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.