Police have laid additional charges against a Toronto police civilian clerk who is accused of accessing internal databases for unofficial purposes.

The clerk, who was assigned to the Forensic Identification Service department, was initially charged with two counts of breach of trust in July after allegedly conducting unauthorized queries of a police database sometime between February and September of 2014.

In a news release issued Wednesday, police said that further investigation has now prompted them to charge the clerk with an additional 20 counts of breach of trust and one count of perjury and personation.

The investigation was carried out by the TPS Professional Standards Unit.

Erin Maranan, 28, of Thornhill, appeared in court today to answer to the additional charges.