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Friday, March 11, 2016

Former Cop Committed to Trial

Stratford | by Kevin Bernard  

53 year old John Paul Stone faces over 40 drug and sexual offence charges.

A former OPP officer has been committed to stand trial in Stratford Superior Court this spring, on numerous drug and sex offences.

The preliminary hearing for 53 year old John Paul Stone lasted four days and he was ordered to stand trial at the end of the hearing on March 9th.

Stone has been arrested 3 times and faces over 40 drug and sexual offence charges.

His latest arrest was in Hanover last August 25th, where police found him using an electronic device.

He was prohibited from using the device, since being charged with numerous sexual offences, drug trafficking and firearms offences by the OPP.

The Hanover man had earlier been living in Listowel and was arrested in July by Perth County OPP on 11 sexual offences alleged to have occurred in Listowel between 2012 and 2015, along with one charge of trafficking in crystal meth.

Seven of the incidents involve a person under the age of 16.

Then on August 12th, Stone was charged with 18 more sexual offences and 12 more drug offences.

Those charges include seven of sexual assault, seven acts of sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age, two charges of invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age, and two charges of exposure to person under 16 years of age.

He also faces 11 charges under the controlled drugs and substances act of dealing crystal meth, along with one charge of trafficking in cocaine, alleged to have taken place in 2001.

Stone will be in the May 20th assignment court in Stratford.

John Paul Stone was a constable in Hastings County, east of Peterborough, from 1985 to 1991.



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