Two Canadian Armed Forces members charged with sexual assault

The Canadian Armed Forces says two of its members have been charged with sexual assault under the Criminal Code, both against victims allegedly in the Forces as well.

The first charge is for a reported incident at a private residence in Halifax in 2014.

Master Corporal Maxime Demers, a member of Canadian Forces Health Services at CFB Borden, is facing one count of sexual assault.

Then, a second officer was also charged, in relation to a different incident. Corporal George MacLeod, a member of 36 Combat Engineer Regiment, a reserve unit in Sydney, Nova Scotia, faces one count of sexual assault, for an incident during training at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick in August 2017.

However, there has been yet no word on punishment or sentencing for either soldier, which is contrary to the Operation Honour doctrine imposed to keep the Forces free of sexual assault.