OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2012) - A Standing Court Martial today sentenced Captain Daniel Moriarity, a Cadet Instructors Cadre officer, to imprisonment for a term of 12 months, dismissal from Her Majesty''s service, and reduction in rank to the rank of Second Lieutenant in relation to various sexual offences committed against two cadets in 2010 and 2011.
In addition, the presiding Military Judge issued an order authorizing the taking of bodily substances from the offender for forensic DNA analysis, and an order requiring Captain Moriarity to comply with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act for life.
Following the imposition of this sentence, Second Lieutenant Moriarity applied for release from imprisonment pending appeal. His application was granted, and the presiding Military Judge directed that he be released from imprisonment pending appeal, on a number of conditions.
Standing court martial proceedings against Second Lieutenant Moriarity began on October 15, 2012, at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in Victoria, British Columbia.
On October 18, 2012, the court martial found Second Lieutenant Moriarity guilty of four offences:
- Two counts of sexual exploitation, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 153 of the Criminal Code of Canada;
- One count of sexual assault, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada; and
- One count of invitation to sexual touching, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, and pursuant to section 152 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
The incidents for which Second Lieutenant Moriarity was charged occurred at the Cadet Summer Training Centre in Vernon, B.C. and at a cadet corps in Victoria.
Canadian Armed Forces members are held to the highest level of professional and personal conduct and members in positions of leadership are expected to exemplify those standards. There is zero tolerance in the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the actions for which this individual has been found guilty and sentenced.