A Royal Canadian Air Cadet member was charged Tuesday in a series of sex assaults, police said.
The alleged crimes involving a 17-year-old member of the federal youth organization occurred over about two weeks from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, RCMP Const. Tania McKinnon told CBC News in Canada.
Kulveer Dhaliwal, 19, of Surrey, British Columbia, who has a prior sexual assault conviction on his record, has been charged with a string of sexual assaults, Sinclair said.
The alleged assaults include the rape of a 17-year-old girl, Sinclair said.
Police say that three other people are involved, but they declined to give any details to CBC News.
Details of the assaults came to light after a Snapchat account showed photos of a woman and a youth member of the cadet organization. An investigation was launched, Sinclair said.
In December, the leader of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet organization said the organization was investigating allegations of child sex abuse.
Jeff Angus said, in an email, that the allegations would be considered “on a case-by-case basis.”
Angus, who served as the organization’s executive director from 1996 to 2010, said that “the actions of a few individuals do not reflect the values or standards of the cadet movement.”