ALBERTA RCMP OFFICER CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT
An Alberta RCMP officer is facing sexual assault charges following an investigation by the province’s police watchdog. Susan Hughson, with Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, says they began an investigation last July. Hughson wouldn’t say if the complainants worked for the RCMP or if they were people being held in custody. Const. Jason Tress is facing two counts of sexual assault involving two women and two counts of breach of trust including one involving a third woman. Hughson said everyone takes these allegations seriously. “Sexual assaults are difficult enough for people who have been sexually assaulted, it would seem reasonable that it’s only more difficult for those women or children or victims when the perpetrator is a police officer,” she said.