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‘He tested the waters with me and got away with it’: Alleged victims of former RCMP officer claim his behaviour escalated

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‘He tested the waters with me and got away with it’: Alleged victims of former RCMP officer claim his behaviour escalated

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Some of a former Kelowna RCMP officer’s alleged victims take into consideration that Const. Brian Burkett’s behaviour escalated over time, and that there shall be more women who bumped into complications with him.

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Zoe first met Burkett in Duncan in 2012 after she had called 911 for abet.

She acknowledged she used to be streak off the freeway by an aggressive male driver, and the officer texted her to come down to the station to offer a statement.

“And when I had accomplished that, Const. Burkett turned off his tape recorder, build away his demonstrate pad, and immediately started commenting on my look — pronouncing that he loved my piercings, asked if I had any tattoos,” Zoe acknowledged.

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His comments made her sad, Zoe acknowledged, so she left.

“No longer one minute down the freeway, my cell phone started buzzing and it buzzed the complete 10-minute drive home,” Zoe acknowledged.

Zoe acknowledged Burkett had despatched her a minimal of a dozen textual impart messages.

“All of the messages were sexually suggestive,” she acknowledged. “It used to make certain that he used to be impulsively, obsessively and aggressively attempting to pursue an intimate relationship with me.”

“I seen that I was at possibility of this individual that had get entry to to all of my private data, including my home handle and phone number.”

Zoe acknowledged she used to be stricken and felt violated.

“I felt esteem this officer who used to be speculated to abet me to feel safe and support me as a sufferer of that crime in actuality made me feel more unsafe than that aggressive driver had,” she acknowledged.

The officer’s actions brought on her to remove in avoidant behaviours, esteem never driving by the RCMP detachment and parking her car in a means that it’s not sticking out, she acknowledged.

Zoe acknowledged she didn’t answer to Burkett’s messages, and he didn’t textual impart her again. Nevertheless she didn’t describe him at the time.

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“He tested the waters with me and he got away with it. And I without a doubt wish to stay with it on every day foundation, that I didn’t come forward then,” she acknowledged.

Burkett’s behaviour had allegedly escalated by the time he met Michelle four years later in Kelowna.

Michelle’s name has been modified because of the sexual nature of her allegations against Burkett.

She acknowledged she used to be driving her boss’s car on a suspended licence when he pulled her over.

Burkett gave Michelle a label, and then he called her a pair of days later, she acknowledged.

“And he acknowledged you know, if we meet up, then you know perchance we can work something out,” Michelle acknowledged.

She acknowledged she used to be stunned when he showed up in his possess car and not in uniform.

“He’s esteem, ‘Oh, let’s slither for a drive’,” she acknowledged. “And I’m esteem, ‘I’m in a position to’t slither some distance, I’ve got to get wait on.’ I don’t in actuality know what’s occurring right here.”

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Nevertheless she got into the car, and Burkett took her to a faraway disclose, Michelle acknowledged.

“He saved going and going. And I was esteem, ‘I’m in a position to’t slither this some distance,” she acknowledged. “I’ve got to get wait on, I don’t bear great time. And I was initiating to get in actuality stricken.”

“My coronary heart used to be initiating to streak.”

Michelle acknowledged that when Burkett at final pulled over, he asked for a sexual favour.

She acknowledged that he informed her if she “serviced him,” he would originate what he might per chance also to get her label to head away.

“It used to be all defective, the complete element used to be factual defective. I didn’t know if he had his weapon on him, at that point I didn’t even in actuality know where I was,” she acknowledged.

Michelle acknowledged she used to be stricken and felt powerless.

“And then he started to get kind of somewhat forceful, and he used to be esteem, ‘This isn’t working,’” she acknowledged. “He’s esteem, ‘Take off your pants’.”

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Michelle acknowledged she tried not to enlighten as he pinned her down.

“I knew what I was doing, I knew that I didn’t are looking to be doing this, and I knew that at this point, what used to be I going to originate? Like I was in the car,” she acknowledged.

Michelle acknowledged, when it used to be over, Burkett dumped her at a comfort retailer on the edge of metropolis.

“He used to be esteem, ‘You’re in a bustle, so get out’,” Michelle acknowledged.

“He wished to degrade me and to embarrass me and to expose his vitality,” she acknowledged.

“And when dropped me off, he used to be esteem, ‘I don’t mediate I’m going in an effort to originate something about that label’,” she acknowledged.

Michelle had to cab wait on home.

“And I was esteem, I factual got performed. I got violated. I was stricken that I might per chance also bear gotten concern,” she acknowledged.

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Michelle acknowledged Burkett continued to sext her and threatened her with detention heart time as an officer unruffled absorbing about her case.

“I was disturbed. I didn’t know what to originate. I didn’t know who to call. I was humiliated and embarrassed with myself and with what took field, so I made the preference to head away Kelowna,” Michelle acknowledged.

The allegations against Burkett bear not been confirmed in court, and he did not answer to requests for an interview.

He’s not a police officer, and he’s facing seven breach of belief fees.

The Crown expects him to plead responsible on June 2.

Burkett used to be not charged with sexual assault.

Though fees were never laid in Zoe’s case, she and Michelle bear both filed lawsuits against the former officer.

Burkett has not filed a defence in keeping with any of the civil claims.


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‘He tested the waters with me and got away with it’: Alleged victims of former RCMP officer claim his behaviour escalated