Richmond RCMP officer charged in relation to series of sexual offences in Vancouver

Mar 11 2020, 5:30 pm

A 35-year-old Richmond RCMP officer is facing a total of 11 charges stemming from “a string of sexual offences” that occurred in Vancouver in February of last year.

On Wednesday, VPD announced that Vancouver resident Andrew James Seangio has been charged with seven counts of indecent act, three counts of exposing himself to persons under the age of 16, and one count of voyeurism.

The charges are all alleged to have occurred on the city’s west side.

The victims cannot be identified and are protected under a publication ban.

Richmond RCMP confirmed Seangio is an officer with their detachment who was off-duty at the time the incidents occurred. The detachment said it was alerted last February that he was the subject of an indecent act investigation by the VPD.

“In addition to the Vancouver Police criminal investigation, the Richmond RCMP immediately launched an internal code of conduct investigation”, said Richmond RCMP Supt. Will Ng. “The allegations are concerning and are not in keeping with our expectations.”

Seangio was taken into custody in Vancouver on March 11, and is expected to appear next in a Vancouver Provincial Court on April 29.

He currently remains suspended with pay, and his duty status is “subject to continuous review and assessment.”

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