Suspended Richmond RCMP officer faces multiple sex assault, voyeurism charges in Ontario

Jul 16 2020, 2:13 pm

A man identified as a suspended Richmond RCMP officer is now facing multiple charges of voyeurism and sexual assault in Ontario, Ottawa Police (OPS) announced on Thursday.

According to OPS, 35-year-old Andrew Seangio has been charged with 34 counts of Voyeurism and three counts of Sexual Assault involving six adult female victims known to him.

“The Ottawa offences occurred between 2011 and 2018,” said OPS. “He was living in the City of Ottawa at the time some of the offences occurred.”

Police said the investigation was initiated when Vancouver Police Department contacted Ottawa Police Service in January 2020 to assist them in their ongoing investigation, involving indecent acts.

Seangio was also charged by Vancouver Police in March 2020 in relation to VPD’s own investigation.

Police said Seangio, a suspended member of the Richmond RCMP, in British Columbia, turned himself in to police in Vancouver on Thursday morning.

Now, as the investigation continues, OPS said they believe there may be further victims, and are now asking “any women who were present in Mr. Seangio’s residence in the South end of Ottawa, between October 2015 and October 2017,” to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit Tip at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or contact them via e-mail.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers, toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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