Two Armed Forces members charged in alleged sexual assaults in Nova Scotia

Two members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been charged in separate alleged sexual assaults at military facilities in Nova Scotia.

A news release from the Defence Department says the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service received a complaint from a third party on Aug. 16, 2018, regarding a possible sexual assault that allegedly happened that morning.

The accused was then a reservist with The Nova Scotia Highlanders and on full-time employment at 5 Canadian Training Division in Aldershot, N.S., where the incident involving another Armed Forces member is alleged to have taken place.

Cpl. Daniel Gillis, a member of the regular force with 2 Royal Canadian Regiment in Gagetown, N.B., is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Kentville, N.S., on March 12.

Meanwhile, Saskatchewan-based Ordinary Seaman David Katabarwa has been charged in connection with an incident that allegedly happened at Canadian Force Base Halifax in 
March 2018 and involved another member of the Forces.

Both cases are proceeding through the civilian justice system, after a bombshell Court Martial Appeals Court ruling in a sexual assault case that found the military justice system is unconstitutional.