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Canadian soldier in custody after secret recording device found in U.S. home
A Canadian Forces corporal who had been assigned to the Canadian embassy in Washington is facing charges of sexual assault and possession of child pornography after a covert recording device was discovered in the home of another Canadian military member serving in the U.S.
A military police spokesman said Friday the soldier is in custody in Gagetown, NB.
The recording device was discovered in the Washington-area home of a Canadian Forces member in January. That, in turn, led to an investigation that has resulted to numerous charges.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged Cpl. Colin McGregor on Wednesday. He faces charges of sexual assault, voyeurism, interception, 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 charges have not been proven in court.
McGregor is currently working at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, NB.
McGregor, who is with the Canadian Army, had been a resource management support clerk with Canadian Defence Liaison Staff in Washington, DC.
After the discovery of the covert recording device, officers with the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, with the assistance of local police, searched McGregor’s home in the U.S. and seized several electronic devices, said Navy Lt. Blake Patterson, a spokesman for Canadian military police. Recordings found on these devices included video of an alleged sexual assault against a member of the Canadian military at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, BC in 2011.
In May 2016 McGregor was selected with other military personnel to represent the Canadian Forces in the U.S. Memorial Day Parade. He also served at least one tour in Afghanistan.
McGregor faces a possible court martial at a date and location still to be determined.
He is currently in custody in Gagetown, Patterson said.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is not providing details about the gender of the alleged victims, other than to say they are adults.
The Canadian Defence Liaison Staff are located at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. Their mission is to promote successful Canada-US defence relations.