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Surrey Mountie pleads guilty to breach of trust

Charges against Cpl. Peter Leckie first announced in June 2022
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Peter Leckie. (Surrey RCMP file photo) Surrey RCMP Cpl. Peter Leckie. (Surrey RCMP file photo)

A Surrey RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to three counts of breach of trust, in connection with allegations he abused his position as a police officer to pursue “intimate relationships” with women.

Charges against Cpl. Peter Leckie – breach of trust, obtaining computer service by fraud and sexual assault – were first announced in June 2022. By year’s end, the number had climbed to more than a dozen.

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The alleged incidents occurred between 2014 and 2021, and involved three victims. Leckie was suspended with pay following the initial announcement of charges.

BC Prosecution spokesperson Daniel McLaughlin confirmed by email that Leckie entered the guilty pleas in Surrey Provincial Court on Monday (Oct. 30, 2023). The counts were “amended to include circumstances from several outstanding charges,” McLaughlin noted.

Leckie – with the Surrey Mounties since 2010, and suspended with pay following the initial charges – is scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 4, 2024. It’s anticipated the remaining charges against him will be stayed at that time.

Dawn Roberts, director of communications for BC RCMP, said Leckie is currently “suspended without pay and allowances.”

As well, “the RCMP Code of Conduct is also moving forward with a Conduct Hearing that will take place after the criminal matter is concluded.”

Tracy Holmes

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Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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