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Capt. Daniel Moriarty (not pictured), a Cadet Instructor Cadre officer based in Victoria, B.C., has been charged with sexual exploitation, sexual interference and sexual assault. (CBC )

A Cadet Instructors Cadre officer from Victoria has been charged with the sexual exploitation, sexual interference and sexual assault of two B.C. cadets.

The Department of National Defence says the offences allegedly took place between 2008 and 2011 at the Lt.-Gen. E.C. Ashton Armoury in Victoria and the Vernon Army camp during summer training.

Capt. Karina Holder said Capt. Daniel Moriarty allegedly "had an inappropriate relationship with a minor, and sexually assaulted another."

Prior to his arrest on Thursday, Moriarty was the deputy commanding officer of the 3005 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Victoria.

Holder says they became aware of the alleged assaults when one of the victims came forward to a senior cadet officer.

"Once the chain of command was made aware of these incidents, they immediately contacted the military police, and due to the serious and sensitive nature of these allegations the case was then handed over to the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service."

Moriarty has also been charged with behaving in a disgraceful manner, under the National Defence Act.