Saskatoon police officer conditionally discharged, after pleading guilty to sex assault
Published Monday, April 22, 2019 1:07PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:25AM CST
The Saskatoon Police Service says the actions of Cst. Robert Brown are now the subject of an administrative review.
He remains suspended with pay pending its outcome.
Brown was conditionally discharged on Monday at Saskatoon Provincial Court after pleading guilty to sexual assault.
The discharge means he will not have a criminal record.
Brown was charged with sexual assault after inappropriately touching a woman at a Remembrance Day event in 2017 at the Hugh Cairns Armoury. He pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year.
The Crown wanted Brown to have a suspended sentence, which would give the constable a criminal record.
The defense said Brown was intoxicated at the Remembrance Day event and is undergoing treatment. He argued a suspended sentence could jeopardize his career.
The judge said she believed Brown was unlikely to reoffend and the sexual assault was out of his character.
Brown must not drink alcohol and continue his addiction treatment as part of his conditions.
Brown has been employed by the Saskatoon Police Service for 16 years. He’s also a reserve member with the North Saskatchewan Regiment.