Canadian soldier faces charges in Britain

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OTTAWA - A Canadian soldier who served in Afghanistan is facing charges in the United Kingdom.

A statement from the military provided to The Canadian Press does not elaborate on the nature of the charges against Cpl. Jason Moore, 42.

However it says the allegations against him go against the "ethics and the values" of the Canadian Armed Forces.

A British newspaper reported on its website that Moore appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to six charges including counts of making indecent photographs of children.

The Sunday Express said Moore was to be sentenced on the charges next month.

The newspaper quotes Moore's lawyer Jennifer Dempster as telling the court that her client "is a 42-year-old man of previous good character, working in London for the Canadian Armed Forces and security services."

The Canadian military statement said that until his arrest, Moore was a member of the military police providing security at the Canadian High Commission in London.

The military says he was placed on administrative duties after his arrest last year.

The statement says Moore served in Afghanistan from Oct. 2009 to May 2010.


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