Toronto fire department silent over decorated district chief facing sex assault, rights complaints

Typical Coverups from Toronto boys in blue

National Post | News

A Toronto District Fire Chief once honoured as Communicator of the Year was quietly charged criminally with seven counts of sexual assault and three counts of criminal harassment in November, the National Post has learned.

The same decorated fireman also faces Human Rights Code complaints of sexual harassment, sexual solicitation, reprisal and discrimination with respect to employment because of sex and sexual orientation.

The female complainant in both sets of allegations is the same. Among the people the court has ordered the accused not to communicate with are several city fire officials.

And yet neither the fire department, the police, nor the city of Toronto ever informed the public about the serious charges.

Peter Konoplicky, 63, was arrested on Nov. 22, 2012, by Toronto police for alleged incidents taking place on various dates between 2008 and 2010. The criminal harassment charges claim “threatening conduct” towards the woman, making her “fear…

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