November 28, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Today, Master Warrant Officer Alan Chapman pleaded guilty to one charge at a standing court martial in Gatineau, Quebec, and was reduced to the rank of warrant officer.
The charges related to an act of sexual misconduct against a female member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Cypus in 2010.
Of the two charges which were preferred by the Director of Military Prosecutions on December 3, 2015:
Commander Martin Pelletier, the military judge, stayed one charge of sexual assault under section 130 of the National Defence Act (section 271 Criminal Code of Canada).
The military judge found WO Chapman guilty ofone charge of having behaved in a disgraceful manner under section 93 of the NDA.
Cdr Pelletier sentenced Warrant Officer Chapman to a reduction in rank to Warrant Officer from Master Warrant Officer and a $2500 fine.
The CAF takes all allegations of any form of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to dealing with them as quickly as possible.