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Military agency investigating alleged sexual offences at Vernon cadet camp
Alleged sexual offences within the military are being investigated in Vernon.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, has charged a cadet instructors cadre officer for various sexual offences allegedly committed against two cadets at the LGen E.C. Ashton Armoury in Victoria and the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.
The incidents allegedly occurred between 2008 and 2011.
The case was brought forward by the two cadets’ chain of command who then contacted the military police about the allegations.
Capt. Daniel Moriarity has been charged with the following:
*Two counts of sexual exploitation, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 153 of the Criminal Code;
*One count of sexual assault, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 271 of the Criminal Code. In the alternate, one count of sexual interference, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 151 of the Criminal Code;
*One count of behaved in a disgraceful manner, contrary to section 93 of the National Defence Act.
The case will now proceed through the military justice system.
The CFNIS is an independent military police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and Canadian Forces personnel.