Military private faces charges for assault against three colleagues

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – The Canadian Forces (CF) National Investigation Service has charged a military member with three counts of sexual assault, regarding incidents that allegedly occurred at the Leadership and Recruit School at the CF’s Saint-Jean Garrison last November. According to a news release from the federal Department of National Defence, Private Jeremy August is accused of assaulting three other CF members during basic training at the school. On Aug. 23, Pte. August was charged with three counts under section 271 of the Criminal Code, punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act. “The investigators of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service are committed to protecting and supporting the victims of criminal sexual offences,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bolduc, the commanding officer of the National Investigation Service, in a press statement. “This charge illustrates the continued success of our efforts to identify, investigate and bring to justice those persons responsible for these offences.” The date and location of the court martial are yet to be determined, the release noted.

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