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Sexual assault charge laid against military police member in Halifax

September 12, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

On September 12, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid a charge under the National Defence Act against Sergeant Kevin MacIntyre of the Military Police Unit at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.

The charge relates to an alleged sexual assault that took place in Glasgow, Scotland, in September 2015, while the accused was participating in an international exercise.

The alleged victim is also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Sergeant Kevin MacIntyre faces one count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada, punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act.

Quotes

“As members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the policing community, we hold Military Police to a very high standard of professional and personal conduct, in Canada or abroad, on or off military duty. This charge reflects the ongoing commitment of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service to fully investigate all sexual assault cases, no matter the accused, to support victims and defend against sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.”

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bolduc, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is a unit within the independent Canadian Forces Military Police Group whose mandate is to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to Department of National Defence property, Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces personnel serving in Canada and around the world.
  • The Canadian Armed Forces takes all allegations of sexual misconduct by its members very seriously and, in all cases, action is taken to determine facts, conduct applicable investigations, analyse available evidence and, if warranted, lay the appropriate charges.

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Contacts

Lieutenant (Navy) Blake Patterson
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
(613) 949-1022
Blake.Patterson@forces.gc.ca

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca


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