N.S. RCMP charge member of Canadian Forces with sexual assault after holiday function
HALIFAX -- A member of the Canadian Forces has been charged with sexual assault after a holiday function in Greenwood, N.S.
The alleged incidents happened on December 6 at a community facility.
Police say three women have come forward to report they were assaulted at the event.
Police say 44-year-old Warrant Officer Mark Richard Beres was arrested without incident and charged with three counts of sexual assault.
In a statement from the 14 Wing Commander, Colonel Brendan Cook, it reads: "We expect a high standard of our personnel. When these standards are not met, we deal with these situations accordingly. All allegations of misconduct are taken very seriously, investigated, and addressed where it is appropriate to do so."
"While I am disappointed in these charges, 14 Wing will work closely and collaboratively with the appropriate authorities in their investigation into this matter, and as the case proceeds through the civilian justice system."
The RCMP asks anyone who may have been a victim at this event, to contact them or Crime Stoppers.