Soldiers charged in sex scandal

Two soldiers from the Royal Military College in Kingston have been charged for allegedly video taping a civilian woman while she had sex with an officer.

National Defence documents released Wednesday contend the tape was made last fall, without the consent of the woman, and was shown to RMC cadets and soldiers at CFB Kingston until January, when the alleged victim brought the matter to the attention of military police.

College spokesman Col. Jocelyn Lacroix recommended Wednesday that the men should also be court martialed, a procedure reserved for serious offences.

The military says it does have a policy for sexual misconduct. If found guilty, the accused can be released from the Canadian Forces or sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in jail.

If the military decides to proceed with a court martial, the trial will be held in Kingston and will probably be open to the public.

About 50 court martials are held ever year for military personnel across Canada.

Lacroix refused to comment on whether the accused were still at RMC, or if the wife of a military officer was involved.

Third-year Officer Cadet Dave Lowen and Second Lieutenant Darren Short have been charged with sexual assault and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. They've also been charged under the National Defence Act with three counts of behaving in a disgraceful manner.

The military says there might be other charges pending against more people, including another soldier, but details have yet to be released.