KAPUSKASING, Ont. -- A Kapuskasing Ontario Provincial Police constable was found guilty Monday of three counts of sexual misconduct involving a teenage employee of the force.
Jean-Guy Beaudet and his wife sat expressionless as the the verdict was read, while the young victim smiled, shed tears, and hugged family and friends.
Court heard Beaudet made unwanted advances on the 17-year-old student employed by the OPP, including putting his hands around her waist and asking her to go skinny dipping.
The victim testified she suggested to Beaudet that they instead continue on with their duties checking boats for proper safety equipment and lawful operation.
Court heard Beaudet then asked to see the teen's belly button ring, once again wrapping his arms around her waist. He slipped his hands under her clothing and, speaking about the piercing said, I could play with this all day long.
She continued to spurn his advances and Beaudet apologized when they returned to the boat launch.
In a third encounter, the two were working together again, but the teen believed there would be no more problems because the accused had apologized for his previous misconduct.
But Beaudet once again made advances, putting his arms around her waist before beaching the boat to check out a camp on a small island.
The victim was walking on the island when she tripped and fell on rocks. Court heard as Beaudet tended to her, he rubbed his hand on her leg and thigh.
Once again he suggested they go skinny dipping.
The teen refused but Beaudet stripped naked and went for a swim.
The accused came out of the water wet and naked, and began kissing her on the lips and neck.
He tried to remove the victim's top, but was thwarted, court heard.
Beaudet then pulled down her top and began kissing her chest, including around her bra. That was supported by DNA evidence which confirmed the presence of his saliva on the girl's clothing.
But the accused persisted, saying, Come on, you only live once, and he placed her hands on his naked and erect penis.
The teen continued to ward off her pursuer, who finally dressed but continued to try and kiss her while in the boat on their way back to the launch.
When the victim got home that night she avoided her parents but texted a friend about the cop's come-ons.
The texts were found by the victim's boyfriend and he encouraged her to report it.
Beaudet's sentencing will likely take place in January or February, according to the victim's family.