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September 16, 2009 13:00 ET

Sexual Assault Charges Laid for Incidents at CFB Borden

BORDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2009) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, charged an officer of the Canadian Forces (CF) for sexual assault and other charges today in relation to incidents alleged to have happened at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden.

Lieutenant (Navy) James McInnis is charged with four counts of sexual assault, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to Section 271(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, four counts of Disgraceful conduct contrary to section 93 of the National Defence Act, and one count of Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order and Discipline contrary to section 129 of the National Defence Act.

The Military Police and the CFNIS consider sexual assault to be a serious matter and will thoroughly investigate any such allegations related to Canadian Forces personnel, civilian DND employees, or any other person on DND property.

If anyone has any information in relation to such alleged offences by the accused, they are requested to contact the local Military Police or CFNIS Detachment.

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.

For more information about the CFNIS, please go to http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id equals 2824

For more information about the CFNIS Investigation Process, please go to http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id equals 2960

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