May 31, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code, as well as a related offence under the National Defence Act. The charges relate to a report incident in September 2017 at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Naval Cadet Yash Choudhary, a student at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, faces one count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code, punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act; and one count of Drunkenness, punishable under section 97 of the National Defence Act.
Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Cadman, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, said, “We want all victims to know their complaints will be taken seriously, and in all cases, investigated to determine the facts, analyse the evidence, and if warranted, support the laying of appropriate charges. This commitment is central to our role as Military Police, and these charges reflect our ongoing efforts to support victims and bring to justice those responsible for harmful and inappropriate sexual behavior.”
Quebec Provincial Government photo.