Senior member at Royal Canadian Air Cadet training centre in Winnipeg charged with 19 charges, including sexual assault of a person under 16, following alleged incident on 27 February
Senior member at Royal Canadian Air Cadet training centre in Winnipeg charged in sex assault of teen girl in 2019
A 20-year-old member of a Canada-wide cadet air force training centre has been charged with 19 counts, including sexually assaulting a teenage girl, according to an indictment filed on Friday.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said it was unclear why there was no previous public announcement of the arrest in late February of the unnamed member at the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Training Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Canadian authorities declined to comment on the police report but said the accused student had been removed from the cadet course while the investigation was ongoing.
Investigators from the RCMP’s national crime unit arrested the suspect earlier this week, according to the report.
The cadet air force training centre is one of the largest in the country and involves 10,000 cadets aged between seven and 17. Cadets are typically active in community projects and many cadets are also active members of the military. The centre is governed by the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Association.
Prosecutors in Manitoba charged the cadet with seven counts of sexual assault and 11 counts of overcoming resistance by choking, according to a four-page indictment signed by Manitoba provincial court Judge Nancy Moshowsky-Blaschka in late February.