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Voyeurism charges laid against member of Royal Canadian Artillery

Last Updated Jul 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm EDT

A member of the Royal Canadian Artillery from the 7th Toronto Regiment is facing charges of voyeurism, according to a news release from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

He is accused of videotaping fellow members of the Canadian Armed Forces between May 2012 and June 2016.

“Any form of inappropriate sexual behaviour is a threat to the morale and operational readiness of the CAF and is inconsistent with the values of the profession of arms. Eliminating harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour within our ranks remains a top priority,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Ryan Smid, Commanding Officer of the 7th Toronto Regiment, who laid the charges.

Master Warrant Officer Mardie Reyes is facing seven counts of voyeurism. He was a full-time reservist with the 4th Canadian Division Headquarters at the time the recording device was discovered.

As the accused is currently serving in the CAF, the case will proceed in the military justice system for a possible court martial.

“It is unfortunate that inappropriate sexual behaviour needs to be addressed in the ranks of our military personnel.  We will continue to ensure any issues regarding unacceptable conduct is dealt with promptly through our military justice system,” said Brigadier-General S.M. Cadden, CD, Commander 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force Central.