On April 18 2017, Lieutenant (Navy) James Clark was sentenced to a reprimand and fine of $2000 after he pleaded guilty on February 22 to four charges related to harassment and making inappropriate comments at a standing court martial in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Chief Military Judge Colonel Mario Dutil rendered his decision at the Asticou Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.
· The Court Martial of Lt(N) Clark that began on February 20, 2017 was originally dealing with five charges. Lt(N) Clark was found guilty of four charges for conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. The remaining charge, for assault was withdrawn by the military prosecutor after Lt(N) Clark was found guilty of the other four charges.
· Out of the four charges for which Lt(N) Clark was found guilty, three related to harassment of two military members and one civilian employee. The other charge was for making inappropriate comments to a subordinate member.
· All charges occurred at or near Sydney, Nova Scotia between the dates of July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015.
· In addition to a military judge’s sentence, CAF members can be subject to an administrative review, which can result in actions that range from remedial measures up to release from the CAF.
Source: Media Release