Ottawa, Ontario – On November 9, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a military member of 5th Canadian Division Support Group with two counts under the National Defence Act in relation to accessing child pornography.
The charges relate to reported accessing of child pornography while the accused was on duty at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown between June 26, 2014 and September 22, 2014.
Sergeant Brent Douglas Hansen faces the following charges:
one count of Accessing Child Pornography under section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act; and one count of Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order and Discipline, punishable under section 129 of the National Defence Act.
“The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service thoroughly investigates any allegations of accessing, possession or distribution of child pornography in relation to Canadian Armed Forces members, Department of National Defence employees or defence establishments. These charges reflect our ongoing commitment to identify, investigate and bring to prosecution those persons engaged in harmful, inappropriate and criminal sexual behaviour.” – Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bolduc, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
- 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.
- The Canadian Armed Forces takes all reports of misconduct by its members very seriously and, in all cases, action is taken to determine facts, conduct applicable investigations, analyse available evidence and, if warranted, lay the appropriate charges.
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