News Release

SIU Lays Charges Against Ottawa Police Officer in Sexual Assault Investigation

Case Number: 21-OSA-043   

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Mississauga, ON (5 October, 2021) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe that an Ottawa Police Service officer committed criminal offences in Ottawa. 

On February 9, 2021, the SIU received a complaint of sexual assault that had allegedly occurred on or about February 5, 2021. The SIU launched an investigation. 

As a result of the SIU investigation, Cst. Sundeep Singh is charged with one count of sexual assault contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code and one count of breach of trust contrary to section 122 of the Criminal Code.

Mr. Singh is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 161 Elgin Street in Ottawa on October 29, 2021.

As the matter is before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will not provide further comment on the investigation.  

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette, kristy.denette@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342