Sailor Charged With Sexual Assault in Kingston

On May 14, 2019, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with sexual assault under the National Defence Act (NDA) and Criminal Code of Canada (CCC). The charges are in response to an incident which was reported to the Military Police at CFB Kingston and involves another military member. Petty Officer 2nd Class Diane Marie Chiasson, a Regular Forces member with Joint Information and Intelligence Fusion Capability (JIIFC), faces the following charges: • One (1) count of Sexual Assault contrary to…

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Sexual Assault Charges Laid Against HMCS Toronto Officer

November 14, 2018 – On November 10, 2018, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with multiple sexual assault-related offenses under the National Defense Act (NDA) and Criminal Code of Canada (CCC). The charges relate to reported incidents during Fall and Winter 2017 involving other members of the CAF while deployed at sea onboard HMCS Charlottetown. Navy Sub-Lieutenant Aidan Louise BROWNLEE, a Regular Force member of HMCS Toronto which homeport is Halifax, N.S. faces the following charges. • Three (3) counts…

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Unfounded Sexual Assault Internal Review Results Released

September 20, 2018 – The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) has completed an internal review of all 2010-2016 Canadian Forces Military Police (CF MP) sexual assault files concluded as unfounded. CFNIS assigned a member that reviewed the 179 files from early 2017 until July 2018 revealing that: • 113 cases remained as unfounded following this review; • 43 cases had been misclassified; and • 23 cases were identified for further investigation. The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and CF MP Group Commander directed the CFNIS to conduct the internal review…

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Two Halifax Sailors Arrested on Narcotics Charges

August 17, 2018 – Two sailors in Halifax have been arrested and face pending charges of Importing a Controlled Substance following an investigation by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) and the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Unit. On July 18, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m., CFNIS and Nova Scotia RCMP FSOC observed Leading Seaman Maxime Mercier, a 27-year-old man from Halifax, take possession of the package of drugs when it was delivered to a home on Mascarene Drive at Canadian…

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Former HMCS Charlottetown Sailor Charged With Sexual Assault

On October 5, 2017, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code. The charge relates to a reported incident at a private residence in Halifax in June 2014, when the accused was posted to Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Charlottetown. The reported victim was also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Master Corporal Maxime Demers, a member of Canadian Forces Health Services at Canadian Forces Base Borden, faces one count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of…

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