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Sexual assault charges laid against military member in Halifax

In March 2018, a third party reported that an incident of sexual nature had occurred onboard HMCS KINGSTON while ship was deployed at sea along the coast of West Africa. Acr Rachel Allen/DND-MDN Canada

A Nova Scotia-based military member is facing sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged incident on board HMCS Kingston while the ship the deployed along the coast of West Africa.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged Leading Seaman Trevor Michael Brenton with sexual assault under the Criminal Code, as well as other charges under the National Defence Act.

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At the time, Brenton was a member of HMCS Moncton. He is currently serving with Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic).

The charges relate to reported incidents on board HMCS Kingston between February and March 2018 during Operation PROJECTION.

The alleged incidents involved another member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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According to the Department of National Defence, a third party reported in March 2018 that an “incident of sexual nature” had occurred on the vessel.

Brenton is facing two counts of sexual assault, one count of disobedience of lawful command, one count of behaving in disgraceful manner and two counts of abuse of subordinate.

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