Cop who watched women have sex in B.C. jail found not guilty of breach of trust

A senior Mountie accused of watching two female inmates have sex in a jail cell in Kamloops, B.C., has been found not guilty of breach of trust by a public officer.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A senior Mountie accused of watching two female inmates have sex in a jail cell in Kamloops, B.C., has been found not guilty of breach of trust by a public officer.

Cpl. Rick Brown was the watch commander on duty in August 2010 when he and other RCMP officers and at least one jail guard allegedly viewed the women’s sex acts on closed-circuit monitor.

The Crown said a trial that Brown should have intervened but seemed to consider the entire episode entertaining and even invited others to watch the women with him.

Brown’s lawyer argued there were no guidelines in place at the time governing what should be done in such situations.

Charges against two other Mounties were stayed and a jail guard who pleaded guilty last year was placed on a year-long probation term.

B.C. Supreme Court Judge Selwyn Romilly seemed skeptical of the Crown’s case and had requested a special hearing to determine whether the trial should even proceed.

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