Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 06, 2012 10:30 ET

Military Police Lay Charges Against a Member of the Cadet Instructors Cadre

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2012) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, has charged a Cadet Instructors Cadre officer for various sexual offences allegedly committed against two cadets at the LGen E.C. Ashton Armoury in Victoria, BC, and the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre in Vernon, BC.

Captain Daniel Moriarity was charged with the following:

  • two counts of Sexual Exploitation, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 153 of the Criminal Code;
  • one count of Sexual Assault, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 271 of the Criminal Code. In the alternate, one count of Sexual Interference, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 151 of the Criminal Code;
  • one count of Behaved in a Disgraceful Manner, contrary to section 93 of the National Defence Act.

It is alleged that, between 2008 and 2011, Captain Moriarity had an inappropriate relationship with a minor and sexually assaulted another.

The case was brought forward by the victims chain of command who, when made aware of the allegations, immediately contacted the Military Police. As part of the conditions placed on him after his arrest, Captain Moriarity was required not to have any contact with cadets or attend any cadet functions. The case will now proceed through the military justice system.

"Those in a position of leadership in the Canadian Forces are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, and this type of alleged behaviour is treated with the utmost seriousness by the Military Police", said Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Delaney, Commanding Officer of the CFNIS.

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=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=2960.

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