Winnipeg police officer accused of sexual assault
Kenneth Jack Anderson. (file image)
Published Friday, February 8, 2013 2:06PM CST
Last Updated Friday, February 8, 2013 2:58PM CST
A Winnipeg police officer has once again been accused of sexual assault and sexual interference.
On Thursday Feb. 7, RCMP charged Kenneth Jack Anderson with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference. The charges were laid after formal consultation with the Manitoba Prosecution Service. Anderson is a veteran member of the Winnipeg Police Service.
RCMP say back on August 28, 2012, the RCMP Winnipeg Major Crime Unit was notified by the Winnipeg Child Protection Branch that a male youth had disclosed information regarding a historical sexual assault.
The offence was said to have occurred in the RM of Rockwood in 2006 when the boy was 10 years old and involved inappropriate sexual touching.
The investigation into the allegations resulted in the arrest of a 52-year-old man from the RM of Rockwood on December 6, 2012. He was subsequently released on a promise to appear in court and with a condition he have no contact with the complainant.
In March of 2011, Anderson was acquitted of sexual assault charges. He was accused of sexual assault, sexual interference, and the sexual exploitation of two 11-year-old boys in 2006. Following the acquittal, Anderson was able to resume his law enforcement career.
The accused is scheduled to appear in Teulon Provincial Court on February 11, 2013.