Former Calgary police officer faces sexual abuse charges
Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:34AM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:35PM MDT
A former Calgary police officer with a history of child pornography allegations is once again facing charges and this time it involves a pre-teen girl.
Police arrested 59-year-old Stephen Laurence Huggett on Tuesday and charged him with one count each of invitation to sexual touching with a child under 14 years and sexual interference with a child under 14 years.
The charges stem from incidents that are alleged to have happened in the early 1990s, involving inappropriate sexual behaviour and touching.
Police believe the victim came in contact with Huggett through her mother, who was an acquaintance of the accused.
Earlier this year, Huggett was charged with sexual assault with a firearm, extortion, criminal harassment and possession of child pornography after a year-long police investigation.
A woman came forward in January claiming she was sexually assaulted while in a relationship with Huggett. During the investigation, police uncovered information that the accused was accessing child porn and Huggett was arrested at his Willow Park home.
He also received a nine month jail sentence in 2009 for possession of child pornography after he pleaded guilty to the charges.
Huggett retired from the Calgary Police Service in 2007 after 25 years.
He was released on bail and will appear in court on the new charges on Tuesday, August, 29, 2013.
Police are asking anyone with information on this new case, or any sexual abuse of children, to call them at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
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