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UPDATE: Former Kelowna Mountie charged after allegedly pursuing sexual relationships in connection with his duties

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September 04, 2019 - 1:35 PM

KELOWNA - A former Kelowna RCMP officer has been charged with seven counts of breach of trust for allegedly "pursuing sexual relationships" with women in connection to his duties.

The B.C. Prosecution Service released a statement today, Sept. 4, saying that Brian Matthew Burkett was charged July 19 for allegations of misconduct against seven people between October 2015 and August 2016 in Kelowna and area.

According to information on the charge obtained through the courthouse, the breaches are from "pursuing a sexual relationship" with people in connection to his duties. A publication ban covers the names of his alleged victims.

He was charged on July 19 in Kelowna court with seven counts of breach of trust in connection with the duties of his office, the statement said.

The Prosecution Service will not be commenting any further on the matter as it is before the courts.

Burkett is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 23.


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