Another military member charged with sexually assaulting colleague

WAINWRIGHT, Alta. – The Canadian Forces (CF) National Investigation Service has charged one of the Forces’ corporals with sexual assault, regarding an incident that allegedly occurred at the CF’s Wainwright base ten years ago. A news release from the Department of National Defence identified the charged party as Cpl. Regis Tremblay, who is accused of assaulting another CF member at the base in 2007; on July 13 of this year, he was charged with violating Section 271 of the federal Criminal Code, which is punishable under Section 130 of the National Defence Act. “This charge reflects the effectiveness of our approach and ongoing commitment to support victims and defend against harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces,” National Investigation Service commanding officer Lt.-Col. Francis Bolduc said in a media statement. The case is now with the military justice system, with the date and location of the court martial still to be determined, the release added.

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