Charged with several sex crimes, a Hamilton police officer has been suspended with pay.
34 year old constable Adam Martini, is facing six counts of sexual assault, two of assault level one and one of voyeurism.
Martini had been recently hired onto the police service just four months prior. The alleged sexual assaults were to have occured between 2012 and 2013.
He has been released by police with a promise to appear in court.
When the Hamilton police service was asked why this was not vetted in the hiring background check their response was "The allegations were brought forth on Tuesday and investigated. The individual was arrested late Friday afternoon."