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Title: Sex assault charge laid in Winnipeg
Post by: mariomike on September 10, 2019, 13:02:29
DND News Release,

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DND News Release
Sep 09, 2019
Sexual assault charge laid against military member in Winnipeg, MB.
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2019/09/sexual-assault-charge-laid-against-military-member-in-winnipeg-mb.html
•In all cases, the subject of charges is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Title: Re: Sex assault charge laid in Winnipeg
Post by: Haggis on September 10, 2019, 15:26:05
A more than two year investigation into an alleged offence from twenty three years ago.  That's something.
Title: Re: Sex assault charge laid in Winnipeg
Post by: Hamish Seggie on September 10, 2019, 19:30:07
A more than two year investigation into an alleged offence from twenty three years ago.  That's something.
We had a 74 year old in jail in 2017. His charges were two counts of Rape from 1974. Not sexual assault. Rape. Got four years.
Title: Re: Sex assault charge laid in Winnipeg
Post by: Brihard on September 10, 2019, 22:15:02
A more than two year investigation into an alleged offence from twenty three years ago.  That's something.

Probably had to start with a fair bit of archival work to identify individuals and potential witnesses, followed by a lengthy process of tracking people down and getting statements. As a very cold case it would have probably been tackled intermittently as time allowed. I’m not that surprised by a 20 month investigation on something that old.

That fact that charges were laid is surprising and shows the degree of confidence they were able to build in the allegations.