Sexual relations lead to misconduct charges for Hamilton cop

(Update)He was Hamilton’s first police officer dedicated to the investigation of human trafficking. Now this sergeant is facing charges relating to an alleged sexual relationship with a witness.Sergeant Derek Mellor made his first appearance today at central station in Hamilton on of 11 counts of misconduct under the Police Services Act. A 14 year veteran of the force, he became the first officer dedicated to human trafficking in July 2011.The charges he is facing range from two counts of engaging in sexual activity with women who were potential witnesses, charges of sending pictures and a video of a sexual nature to those same witnesses and members of victim services; also having an inappropriate relationship with a human trafficking investigator.The charges of misconduct that mellor is facing today date back to may of 2011 before he was officially dedicated to the investigation of trafficking. The investigation dates back to last November when a 19 year old former sex trade worker came to police.Mellor has been on suspension since December. At today’s hearing the case was put over until July 30th at 10 am when they will meet again by conference call. Mellor has not yet entered a plea.Melissa Raftis has more from our newsroom.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09