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Sexual assault charge laid against civilian employee in Gagetown
February 7, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
On February 7, 2017, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a Department of National Defence civilian employee at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown with one count of sexual assault under the Criminal Code of Canada.
The charge relates to a reported sexual assault against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces while the accused was attending a social function at the base in December 2016.
Richard Kingdon of 5th Canadian Division Support Group faces one count of Sexual Assault under section 271(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
“Canadian Forces Military Police performs policing on all defence establishments and has jurisdiction over civilians on those establishments. This charge reflects the commitment of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service to investigate all allegations of sexual assault, support and protect victims and help prosecute persons responsible for sexual offences.”Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bolduc, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
The matter is now proceeding in accordance with the civilian justice system. The case is scheduled to be brought forward in Provincial Court in Burton, New Brunswick, on March 27, 2017.
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.
Lieutenant (Navy) Blake Patterson
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
Department of National Defence
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