Corporal who allegedly forced trainees to eat until sick faces military trial in St. John's

A court martial is underway in St. John's for a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who is facing two charges of ill-treating a person who by reason of rank was subordinate to him.

Master Cpl. Greg Young charged in relation to incidents that allegedly took place 2 years ago

A court martial is being held in St. John's for Master Cpl. Greg Young, not pictured here, who is accused of two charges stemming from two alleged incidents in August 2015. (Zach Goudie/CBC)

A court martial is underway in St. John's for a Canadian Armed Forces master corporal who is accused of forcing two trainees to eat and drink until both became sick.

Master Cpl. Greg Young is facing two charges of ill-treating a person who by reason of rank was subordinate to him. The court martial, or military trial, is happening at the Department of National Defence building in St. John's.

Young allegedly forced one trainee to eat vegetables until he vomited, and forced another to drink water until she became sick.

Both incidents happened on Aug. 10, 2015, and all of the witnesses that appeared Monday morning were in their teens at the time that the incident allegedly occurred.

Young's lawyer denied the charges on Monday, challenging witnesses on the details of their stories.