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Stephen Huggett, Former Calgary Police Officer, Acquitted Of Child Sex Charges

06/05/2015 02:19 EDT | Updated 06/05/2016 05:59 EDT
CALGARY - A former Calgary police officer has been found not guilty of sex charges involving a child.

Stephen Huggett, who is 61, was charged in 2013 with invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference with a child under 14 years that allegedly happened in the 1990s.

The judge hearing the case says the Crown failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the incidents happened and there were problems with some of the alleged victim’s testimony.

During the trial a 29-year-old woman testified that Huggett showered with her and asked her to do somersaults on his naked body beginning when she was seven years old.

Huggett retired from the Calgary police service in 2007 after 25 years with the force.

He spent nine months in jail in 2009 for possession of child pornography. (CHQR, The Canadian Press)

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