A police officer in Bridgewater, N.S. is being investigated in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl.

The director of Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team tells CTV News that the alleged offence happened earlier this year, but that SIRT was first informed of it by another police agency on Aug. 4.

In addition to sexual assault, SIRT is also investigating the police officer for obstruction of justice, in connection with possible issues surrounding evidence relevant to the case.

“During our work we’ve received information to suggest the possibility that the individual, whom we’re investigating, took some steps to impact some of the availability of evidence, so we’re also investigating that,” said Ron MacDonald.

SIRT is not releasing the identity of the police officer. It’s unclear whether the officer has been suspended.

There is no word on charges at this time.