A second sexual assault charge has been brought against a retired military officer in connection with alleged incidents at Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, according to the Canadian Armed Forces.
Cory Gelowitz was charged with sexual assault contrary to section 271 of the Canadian Penal Code.
The case will now proceed through the civil justice system, Canadian Armed Forces said, noting that no further information will be released at this time.
Lieutenant General just retired. Trevor Cadieu is also charged with two counts of sexual assault, according to a press release from June 15.
The issue concerns an incident that is believed to have occurred in 1994 at the RMC.
Global News has confirmed the allegations stem from a rape alleged to date back to Cadieu’s time as a cadet.
Cadieu has been in Ukraine, where he served as a senior adviser to the Ukrainian military after abruptly retiring from the Canadian Forces in April. In a statement, Cadieu said he would return and would cooperate with the judicial process.
He has previously called the allegations against him false.
Cadieu was nominated to lead the army late last year but that plan was derailed when the military police began investigating him.
He never served in the role but maintained a three-star rating.
Forces Canada is in the process of looking into sexual misconduct and abuse of power within its ranks, including at the highest levels.
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