RCMP Officer Facing Child Abuse Charges Remanded in Police Custody

The RCMP officer charged with several counts of sexual assault and other sex-related charges related to a child abuse investigation in the Ottawa area has been allowed to be remain in police custody for at least several more days.

The 41-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and summoned on a brief court hearing on Friday, where he was remanded in custody for the next week. Reports confirm that the man’s wife has also been charged with similar offences as well. The court placed an exceptional publication ban on the case, due to which, the identity of both suspects cannot be revealed publicly. Police has labeled the case as one of the worst cases of child abuse ever seen. It is informed that the young boy was shackled and handcuffed in the basement of an Ottawa home for months. The boy was eventually discovered on Tuesday and is now receiving treatment in a hospital. It was revealed during the investigation that the 11-year-old child was found wandering in the open in the residential neighborhood.

Police has confirmed that the main suspect is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of assault with a weapon, one count of aggravated sexual assault, one count of failing to provide the necessities of life and one count of forcible confinement. Whereas, his 34-year-old wife has also been charged with three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, one count of failing to provide the necessities of life and one count of forcible confinement.

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