(*EDITOR’S NOTE: On Nov. 4, 2016, the charges against Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker were dropped by the Alberta Crown.)
EDMONTON – A high-ranking military officer accused of sex crimes has been ordered to stand trial.
Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker, commander of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton, was arrested last year on 10 charges.
Following a preliminary hearing this week, a judge has determined the 41-year-old will proceed to trial on four counts of sexual exploitation and three counts of sexual assault.
The charges relate to alleged incidents involving a military cadet in Edmonton between 1998 and 2007.
No trial date has been set and Stalker has chosen to have a jury trial.
Stalker has been suspended from his post pending the outcome of the court case.