RCMP officer, woman charged in sex, child abuse case

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Danielle Bell, Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:19 PM ET

OTTAWA -- An Ottawa RCMP officer and his wife face a slew of charges in a child-abuse investigation, where sources say a child was shackled and cuffed.

Police sources tell QMI Agency a boy had run away from home, and the father suggested where the child could be found.

The child did not want to return home, sources said, and the father also told officers they would find marks on the child.

Neighbours say the couple have three children -- two boys and a baby -- and cruisers had been outside the home for several days earlier this week.

Ottawa police, who are conducting the investigation, said the man was arrested Tuesday after an investigation at his home.

A patrol officer was responding to an Ottawa home, police said, but declined to elaborate on the nature of the call.

Police also said there is more than one victim.


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