42 Division officer faces three sex-related charges

Toronto police have arrested one of their own for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy and having inappropriate relations with a 16-year-old boy.

Const. Brandon Fraser, 24, appeared in court Tuesday at Old City Hall. He faces sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation charges.

“We’re required to come up with sufficient evidence to charge and then it goes to court, and they reach conclusions on whether or not he’s guilty,” police spokesperson Mark Pugash said.

The 42 Division officer, who has seven months of service with Toronto police, was arrested March 28 by the Toronto Police Service professional standards unit.

The allegations against Fraser include sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy between January 2009 and May 2009, and participating in an “inappropriate sexual relationship” with a 16-year-old boy, police say.

The allegations have not been proven in court.

There may be more victims, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS.

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By: Maryam Shah
Posted: Apr 3 2011 8:52 am
Filed under: News