WINNIPEG – A retired member of the armed forces from Manitoba is facing sexual assault charges.
This stems from an incident that allegedly happened at CFB Shilo in May of last year.
Warrant Officer Jason Buenacruz was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada and the National Defence Act.
The armed forces has an independent investigation service within the military police that looks into sensitive matters.
Military courts still have jurisdiction over retired members.
Armed forces personnel are subject to a code of conduct at all times and retired members can still be held accountable for past incidents, even if they aren’t actively serving in the military.
They are now determining a date and location for a possible court martial.