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Nova Scotia military member charged with sexual assault of another Canadian Forces member

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A member of the military in Nova Scotia has been charged with sexual assault in an incident that allegedly took place at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick.

Cpl. George MacLeod, a member of  36 Combat Engineer Regiment, was charged Thursday by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS).

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MacLeod’s regiment is a primary reserve unit in Sydney, N.S.

The alleged incident took place during training at CFB Gagetown in August and involves another member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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“Harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour has no place in the Canadian Armed Forces – be it in the reserve or regular force,” said CFNIS commanding officer, Lt.-Col. Kevin Cadman, in a statement.

“This charge reflects our steadfast commitment to respect victims, thoroughly investigate all allegations, and bring those responsible for criminal sexual offences to justice.”

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The case will go through the military justice system, which may involve a court martial.

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