Former Wainwright base commander guilty of sexual assault
The former commanding officer of an Armed Forces base in Alberta has been found guilty of sexual assault.
A military judge found that Maj. David Yurczyszyn groped a woman's breast near the Wainwright training base, southeast of Edmonton, nearly two years ago.
At the beginning of his court martial this week, Yurczyszyn pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness under the National Defence Act.
But he denied grabbing the woman at a party on Remembrance Day in 2012.
Yurczyszyn was removed from the top job at Wainwright after he was charged last year, and transferred to army headquarters in Ottawa.
A decade earlier, he was charged but cleared in a sex-tape scandal in Ontario.