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One of two male members facing charges is being held on bail and neither has been suspended from cadet program
Royal Canadian Air Cadet member charged in sex assault of teen girl in 2019
A Royal Canadian Air Cadet is facing charges in the sexual assault of a teenager and harassment of other cadets.
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Both the suspect and victim are under 18 and the crime is considered a “serious infraction” of the cadet code of conduct, according to court documents.
The victim was 15-years-old in March when she was assaulted, the investigation said.
Police say one of the two male members is being held on bail and neither has been suspended from the cadet program.
The Cadet Force website states the organization is designed to strengthen the personal, physical, intellectual and moral development of young Canadians.
On its Facebook page, the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Association apologised for the incident and said that effective immediately, the cadet league had approved the expulsion of all cadets who were directly involved.
“We have learned that this happened and that certain members have been disciplined for their roles in the situation,” said the association.
“We also know that there are more members and leaders at this location and we are continuing to pursue a full review of this matter to ensure that it does not happen again.
“We know that this incident took place on a single day, so it’s been difficult to work with the organization and ourselves to identify what caused this situation and how we can prevent it from happening again.”