The RCMP’s Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit has charged an RCMP member for sexual assault.
In July 2015, while dealing with an unrelated matter, information came forward to members of the RCMP that Cst. Charles Quartey had sexually assaulted a woman in Auburn while posted to Bridgetown Detachment in 1995.
The charges are in relation to Cst. Quartey’s conduct with a woman he met during the course of his duties as a police officer. It is alleged that he touched the woman in a sexual manner without her consent.
The RCMP has charged Cst. Charles Quartey with one count of Sexual Assault. His first court appearance will be on September 27, 2016 at Kentville Provincial Court.
Cst. Quartey is currently posted to the Northwest Territories. He was placed on administrative duties in November 2015 and has been suspended from duty since June 17, 2016. He will remain off-duty until the criminal charges against him are resolved. His duty status will be reviewed at that time. Two internal Code of Conduct investigations are also underway in relation to Cst. Quartey’s conduct.
Constable Quartey has 24 years of service and has been assigned to the Northwest Territories Relief Unit since July 2014.
Source: Media Release