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Canadian Forces member faces sexual assault and voyeurism charges

Cpl. Colin McGregor, a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member based at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, NB, was charged earlier this week by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) with multiple offences including sexual assault, voyeurism, and related offences.

The charges stem from the discovery of a recording device at the private residence of a CAF member near Washington, DC in January. At the time, McGregor was a resource management support clerk with Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington).

After searching the home, CFNIS investigators and local police found the recording device which contained recordings including a video of a sexual assault against a CAF member at the CFB Esquimalt in 2011.

“This case illustrates the unique international policing role and capability of the Canadian Forces Military Police. Whereas other policing agencies may have been limited in their access to this individual, the Canadian National Investigation Service exercise their police jurisdiction wherever members of the Canadian Armed Forces serve around the world. Just as when they are deployed abroad, our investigators in this case were able to partner with a local policing agency in the United States, navigate diplomatic requirements and pursue this investigation across borders to bring this individual to justice,” said LCol. Francis Bolduc, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

McGregor’s multiple charges include: sexual assault, voyeurism, interception, and breaking and entering, as well as possession of property obtained by crime, theft, transmission of an intimate image, possession of a device for surreptitious interception, and possession of child pornography.

The matter is now proceeding in accordance with the military justice system for possible court-martial at a date and location still to be determined.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service at: 1-888-812-3647.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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