Military police investigate alleged sexual assault at Saint-Jean Garrison boot camp
Suspect arrested and released with conditions, spokesman says
Military police are investigating a member of the Canadian Forces following allegations of a recent sexual assault at a boot camp at the Saint-Jean Garrison in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.
Maj. Jean-Marc Mercier, a spokesman for military police, confirmed the investigation is underway and that a suspect was arrested and released with conditions.
The sexual offence response team, based at CFB Valcartier, near Quebec City, will lead the investigation, he said.
The team — which has six offices across the country — was set up in September. It was created as part of the response to revelations in 2014 that a large number of sexual assault investigations within the military were being mishandled.
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Mercier said he was not authorized to release further information about the case.
The Saint-Jean Garrison, also known as Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School, is the site of the 12-week basic training course that non-commissioned members of the Forces must undergo shortly after they enlist.