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Sexual assault charge laid against Canadian Armed Forces member

Cpl. Daniel Gillis had been charged with one count of sexual assault.
Cpl. Daniel Gillis had been charged with one count of sexual assault. Adrienne South/Global News

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred over the summer.

In a news release Thursday, the Department of National Defence (DND) said the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) received a complaint on Aug. 16 by a third party regarding a possible sexual assault that morning at Camp Aldershot in Nova Scotia.

“The investigation was initiated upon reception of complaint and the victim interviewed on same day,” the release reads.

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As a result of the investigation, Cpl. Daniel Gillis, a member of the Regular Force with 2 Royal Canadian Regiment, N.B., has been charged with one count of sexual assault.

DND says Gillis was a reservist with The Nova Scotia Highlanders, N.S., on full-time employment when the alleged incident occurred.

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Gillis is scheduled to appear in Kentville court on March 12.

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