Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is looking into an allegation of sexual assaults involving a child that reportedly took place at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton between 1978 and 1980.
The investigation involves a non-family, non-military male youth who is reported to have sexually assaulted a child while babysitting in a residential housing unit at the base (then known as Canadian Forces Base Edmonton and formerly known as RCAF Station Namao).
If you have information about the reported assaults, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.canadiancrimestoppers.org or call the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service’s Sexual Offence Response Team at 1-844-489-0569.
“We take all allegations of sexual assault seriously and conduct our investigations in a deliberate and comprehensive manner to determine the facts, analyze the evidence, and if warranted, lay appropriate charges. By making this public appeal through Crime Stoppers we encourage anyone with information about these reported assaults to come forward.”
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bolduc, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
Members of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service’s Sexual Offence Response Team have the investigative lead on this case. The Sexual Offence Response Team is a specially trained investigative team within the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service focused on the investigation of criminal sexual offences. As a nucleus of expertise, the team increases the ability of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service to protect and support victims of sexual assault.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is a unit within the independent Canadian Forces Military Police Group whose mandate is to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to Department of National Defence property, Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces personnel serving in Canada and around the world.