Former RCMP spokesperson Tim Shields. (File photo)

Sex assault trial starts for former B.C. Mountie Tim Shields

Trial for former RCMP inspector is expected to take three weeks in Vancouver court

Former RCMP spokesperson Tim Shields’ trial has been delayed until Wednesday.

Shields is charged with one count of sexual assault. The charge was sworn in provincial court in Vancouver in May 2016.

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According to Criminal Justice Branch documents, the charge is a result of an investigation into sexual misconduct between 2009 and 2010. The complainant was a civilian employee with the RCMP who worked in coordination with Shields in his role as Officer in Charge of the strategic communication division of E Division. Shields was suspended with pay in May 2016 and retired in December.

The trial is set to last for three weeks.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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