May 22,2008 00:00
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- A Canadian police officer in Mississauga, Ontario, has been found guilty by a tribunal of repeatedly asking young schoolgirls for directions.
Constable Roger Yeo, 38, was charged under the Police Services Act in 2005 after an undercover officer who tailed him in Mississauga, west of Toronto, corroborated the complaints of several Grade 7 girls, the Toronto Star reported Thursday.
Peel Regional Police Staff Superintendent Roman Boychuk delivered his 44-page decision Wednesday night that found Yeo guilty of discreditable conduct.
"There is no doubt in my mind ... Yeo's conduct has fallen below the expectations of society," Boychuk said. "Adult male strangers repeatedly driving through residential areas and approaching young females is potentially very serious."
Yeo has been suspended with pay since being charged and will be sentenced Oct. 6. Penalties range from demotion to dismissal, the newspaper said.
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