Mike Chaddock was on top of the world in 1999 when he received a police humanitarian award from the Knights of Columbus. On Monday, the former Peel police officer hit rock bottom as a convicted sexual offender on charges laid by Halton police.
Chaddock, 59, received a 5 ½ year prison sentence from Justice Bruce Durno in a Milton courtroom for having sex with a young, Burlington elementary schoolgirl — an illicit relationship that lasted for nearly five months. Given 12 months’ time credit for pre-trial custody, Chaddock has another 4 ½ years to serve in a federal prison. It was a stunning fall from grace for a man who once organized Brampton’s Santa Claus parade and was a friend to many of the city’s political and business leaders.
An active community volunteer, Chaddock is now by all accounts a broken man with few friends, three failed marriages and no job. He betrayed his family and colleagues and physically and emotionally harmed a troubled teenage girl, who was 13 and in Grade 8 when the sexual affair began, court heard. “As a society, everyone has the duty to protect, not abuse young persons,” Durno said. “She was a most vulnerable and troubled young person.” Read more at www.insidehalton.com