A Kenora OPP officer is facing charges following a criminal investigation.

The investigation, conducted by the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, began in November 2021 after allegations were made in October 2021 regarding inappropriate behaviour by an off-duty police officer in relation to an adult person.

As a result of the investigation, 50-year-old Provincial Constable James Clark was charged with offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada:

·      Breach of Trust - Section 122

·      Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration - Section 286.1 (1)

Clark was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora at a later date.

The officer has been a member of the OPP for 20 years and had been assigned to court services-related duties from the Kenora Detachment since 2015. He is currently on leave.