The Hamilton Police Service says that it has charged one of its own members with sexual assault.
Police say 34-year-old Const. Adam Martini of Hamilton was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault, two counts of assault level one and one count of voyeurism — offences police say, took place between 2012 and 2013.
Martini has been with the service for four months say police.
According to police, Martini has been released on a promise to appear and is expected to appear in court July 6.
Police say in accordance with the Police Services Act, the officers has been suspended with pay.
In a release from police, they say, “there is no guaranteed way to prevent a sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts.”
Police say for confidential support, contact the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at (905)525-4162, or connect at www.sacha.ca or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre.