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CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

October 22, 2007 13:45 ET

Cadets Charged With Sexual Assault

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - After completing a full investigation, three male cadets have been charged today in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) in relation to an incident that occurred in August.

The cadets, whose names cannot be released under the Young Offender's Act, are each charged with Sexual Assault with a Weapon, under Section 272 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The incident occurred while the accused cadets and the victim were attending the Cadet Summer Training Centre, HMCS Quebec, Ste-Angele-de-Laval.

"We take all allegations of sexual assault seriously," said LCol William Garrick, Commanding Officer of the CFNIS. "We will thoroughly investigate all allegations that fall under our jurisdiction and when appropriate, lay charges."

The CFNIS is an independent military police unit with the mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and around the world.

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