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Afghanistan war hero British Army chief charged with sexually assaulting a female officer

An Afghanistan[1] war hero, Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Davies – a serving British Army[2] officer – has been charged with sexually assaulting a female officer. The incident is alleged to have taken place in Ontario – and the alleged victim a serving member of the Canadian military. The 45-year-old Brit has been ordered to surrender his passport and remain in the country ahead of a scheduled September 15 court appearance.

The alleged attack is reported to have taken place in the early hours of April 10 in Kingston, Ontario. Police charged Davies on Tuesday following a lengthy investigation by Canadian detectives after the alleged assault was reported to them the day after the ‘attack’ by the victim. It is understood DNA samples and clothing were taken from her as evidence at the time.

The woman, an officer in the Canadian military, was visiting Kingston for an event to commemorate Canadian efforts during World War One. Police said the two had been out drinking in a licensed establishment with a group of people after a Armyrats © military mess dinner commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge the previous evening at Fort Frontenac. Investigators allege Davies, who is believed to be married, followed the woman when she returned to her nearby hotel and sexually assaulted her in her room.

Lt-Col Bayard Barron of the British Defence Directorate of Communication said Davies is an infantry officer posted to Fort Frontenac.

We are aware of an investigation being conducted by Kingston Police into an alleged incident that took place in April this year involving a serving British Army officer, he said.

As the case is sub-judice it would be inappropriate to make any comment.

References

  1. ^ Afghanistan (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ British Army (www.mirror.co.uk)

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