A 52-year-old veteran detective and former Peel Regional officer, Craig Wattier, admitted to watching 241 counts of child pornography. The evidence storage was home to his own private collection. Hw would even watch them and claim that it was for investigation, while claiming overtime.

Wattiers spends 31 years with the force, and apparently never learned how to not be a sleezeball.

He pleaded guilty to fraud over $5k, and breach of trust charges.

“He stole time, trust and money” from his employers, said Crown attorney Allison Dellandrea of Wattier.

“He was one of the custodians, given one of the rare keys to a vault (of child pornography) and he abused that trust,” said Dellandrea, who is seeking 18 months to two years less a day in custody.

Wattier claimed overtime for some of the time he spent watching child pornography, which was never part of his work duties at Technological Crimes Unit (TCU).

He claimed eight hours of false overtime working on a homicide “that had not yet even occurred,” said Dellandrea.

In total, he ripped off Peel police for $18,200 in bogus overtime and paid duty, said Dellandrea, reading an agreed statement of facts.

He “claimed more paid duties than any investigative officer in the TCU” and came in on holidays such as Canada Day 2013 to view child pornography, court heard.

Wattier “double-dipped” to the tune of $10,000, being paid concurrently by both Peel police and the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario. The frauds were perpetrated over 11 years.

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