Sexual assault charges laid against military member in Kingston, ON
December 13, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
Yesterday, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code. The charge relate to reported incident in April 2018 at Royal Military College in Kingston, ON, involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Officer-Cadet Tyler Johnston, a cadet at RMC Kingston, ON, faces the following charge.
- One (1) count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code.
The matter is now proceeding in civilian Justice System. The accused first appearance at Kingston Court House, in Kingston, ON, will be on January 29, 2019.
“The Canadian Forces Military Police seek to investigate and where appropriate lay charges based on factual evidence regardless of location in Canada or abroad.
“A majority of Canadian Forces National Investigation Service investigations revolve around sexually based offences. The Sexual Offence Response Team provides a nucleus of expertise regarding historical investigative techniques; new trends in law enforcement concerning sexually based offences; and best practices for future investigations. ”
Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Cadman, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
In all cases, the subject of charges is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The matter is now proceeding in civilian justice system at Kingston Court House.
The CFNIS is a specialized unit established within Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CFMP Gp). Its primary mandate is to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to Department of National Defence (DND) property, DND employees and CAF personnel serving in Canada and around the world. The CFMP Gp and the CFNIS conduct police investigations independently, without interference and in accordance with the highest professional standards.
Maj Jean-Marc Mercier
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
Department of National Defence
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