August 30, 2018 – Yesterday, 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 (NDA). The charges relate to reported incidents involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces while at Naval Fleet School located in Esquimalt, B.C., during summer of 2017.
Navy Lieutenant Ronald CLANCY, a Reserve Force member of HMCS York, a Naval Reserve Division located in Toronto, Ontario, faces the following charges:
• Two (2) counts of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code, punishable under section 130 of the NDA;
• One (1) count of Behaving in disgraceful manner contrary to section 93 of the NDA.
• One (1) count of Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order and Discipline, contrary to the Defence Administrative Orders and Directives 5019-1.
The matter is now proceeding in accordance with the military justice system for possible court martial at a date and location still to be determined.
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