Border Services agent charged with sexual assault, extortion

Former immigration officer "used his position of authority" to assault woman facing deportation, say police.

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Halifax Regional Police have charged a Canada Border Services Agency employee with sexual assault, breach of trust and extortion.

Carrie Dexter Willis, 55, of Pierrefonds, Quebec was arrested “without incident” on April 1 in Montreal and brought back to Halifax to await trial.

The charges stem from 2003 when Willis was an immigration officer. Police allege Willis “used his position of authority” to extort and sexually assault a 26-year-old Dartmouth woman who was scheduled to be deported.

The HRP Sexual Assault Investigation Team has been investigating the case since 2014, when the alleged incidents were first brought forward.

A press release from HRP says no information about the case was released until now as it “would have jeopardized the investigation.”

Willis appeared in Provincial Court on Monday before being released. He’s scheduled back before the courts on May 9.

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