News agency report AFP, Thursday (6/16/2022), Retired Lt. Gen. Trevor Cadieu faces two counts of sexual assault in connection with an alleged incident at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ont. 1994, when he was a cadet. The Office of the Provost Marshal of Canada said in a statement.
The case will now be handed over to civilian prosecutors, in line with recent recommendations to help clean up the toxic culture within the military. Canada.
Cadieu had previously been named head of the Canadian military in September last year, but that appointment was thwarted by a sexual assault investigation.
According to Canadian media, Cadieu is accused of raping a student on the campus of the Royal Canadian Military College.
He retired in April.
He has previously denied any wrongdoing.
In a report released last month, Louise Arbour, a former International Criminal Court prosecutor and retired Supreme Court justice, criticized the military’s handling of sexual misconduct cases.
The report was released after a task force in 2015 found that the Canadian military had an “environment that is hostile to women … and conducive to more serious incidents of sexual harassment and assault.”
Earlier in April 2021, the Canadian military reported to the country’s parliament that 581 sexual assaults and 221 incidents of sexual harassment had occurred since 2015.
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