VERNON, B.C.—A former RCMP officer in Vernon, B.C., will face child pornography charges.
A provincial court judge in the north Okanagan city has found there is enough evidence to proceed with charges against 35-year-old Ryan Hampton.
He appeared in court Tuesday charged with nine counts including possession of child pornography and obstruction of justice, and will return April 14 to set a date for trial.
Hampton was suspended without pay almost immediately after his arrest last June.
At the time, Chief Supt. Mike Sekela said the force would also hold a formal disciplinary hearing and seek Hampton’s dismissal.
Hampton has since left the RCMP but the circumstances are unclear.