Sexual Violence - Incidents
- Collection Title
- Sexual Violence - Incidents
- Collection Description
- Incidents of sexual violence perpetrated by police
Woman sexually assaulted by constable while he was on dutyA 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by EPS officer Hunter Robinz while in uniform and on duty. He was charged for breach of trust in allegedly attempting to communicate with women crime victims and seeking sexual relationships with them. There was a second breach of trust related to his using Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and Edmonton Police Reporting and Occurrence System (EPROS) databases between 2018 and 2019 for reasons unrelated to police investigations. ASIRT charged Const. Robinz with sexual assault, unauthorized use of computer database and two separate counts of breach of trust.
Edmonton police officer charged with distribution of an intimate imageConst. Samuel Sanson is charged with one count of distribution of an intimate image in relation to an incident that occurred in September. The charge stems from a non-work related incident that reportedly took place in Edmonton in September 2018. The charges follow an in-depth investigation by the EPS Professional Standards Branch which was subsequently reviewed by Alberta Justice. As of 2019 Sanson was reportedly on leave.
RCMP Officer charged with sexual assault for off-duty incidentSometime between July 30 and Sept 2, 2018, an Edmonton woman in a relationship with an RCMP officer attempted to end the relationship and asked him to leave her home. The officer then committed what ASIRT described as a "serious sexual assault". ASIRT was directed to investigate the incident in February 2020, and on January 22, 2021, Cpl. Kire Kondoski was charged with one count of sexual assault. The Crown discontinued prosecuting the case on September 24, 2021, with an Alberta Crown Prosecution Services spokesperson telling the Edmonton Journal “Upon further review, Calgary Prosecutions concluded that the evidence respecting the sexual assault charge against Kondoski did not meet the standard of reasonable likelihood of conviction and therefore the charge was withdrawn.”