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OPP charge 2 of their officers in breach of trust probe

NORTH GLENGARRY, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police have charged two of their own after an investigation into the disclosure of private information in eastern Ontario.

The force says they were tipped off in summer 2012 about the alleged disclosure by an officer, with the investigation finding offences allegedly occurring between 2009 and 2014.

Two constables with a combined 22 years on the force, who were with the North Glengarry detachment, have now been charged.

Luanne MacDonald, 44, is charged with three counts of breach of trust by public officer and one count each of obstructing justice, voyeurism, distribution of voyeurism material, theft of telecommunications service and fraud.

John Bernard, 41, faces two counts of breach of trust by public officer.

Both have been suspended with pay, as per the Police Services Act, and are due in court Sept. 3.