Re­tired navy sailor charged with as­sault

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

A re­tired Cana­dian sailor has been charged with sex­ual as­sault and mis­treat­ing a sub­or­di­nate. Master War­rant Of­fi­cer (re­tired) An­drew Durn­ford faces five charges in al­leged in­ci­dents stem­ming from his time serv­ing on HMCS Toronto be­tween Jan­uary 2010 and Septem­ber 2011. He is charged with two counts of sex­ual as­sault, as­sault, con­duct to the prej­u­dice of good order and dis­ci­pline, and ill-treat­ment of a sub­or­di­nate.

The mat­ter is now pro­ceed­ing in the mil­i­tary jus­tice sys­tem for pos­si­ble court mar­tial.

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