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One guilty plea in Kamloops RCMP jail sex scandal

May 06, 2013 - 5:20 PM

The lone city employee charged in what has been dubbed the Kamloops RCMP jail sex scandal pled guilty today in B.C. Supreme Court, as two cops involved elected trial by judge and jury.

Jail guard David Tompkins was charged with one count of breach of trust along with two RCMP members after an incident at the Battle Street RCMP detachment in August 2010.

A public investigation by the Commission for Complaints Against the RCMP published findings from the event.

The report by the Commission describes two inebriated women being placed together in a holding cell, also known as the drunk tank, before engaging in sexual acts caught on camera and viewed by multiple RCMP members and jail staff.

The report also claims that one of the women is HIV positive.

Const. Evan Elgee was also initially charged in connection to the event but charges against him were stayed in April.

Sentencing for Tompkins is expected to take place in June.

Cpl. Kenneth Brown and Const. Stephen Zaharia are expected to stand trial in January.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 319-7494.

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