Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Military Medic Gets Nine Months in Prison for Inappropriate Breast Exams

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Military Medic Gets Nine Months in Prison for Inappropriate Breast Exams

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Former medic sentenced to 9 months in prison

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OTTAWA - A former military medical technician convicted of conducting inappropriate breast exams on female recruits has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

Chief military judge Col. Mario Dutil told a military court in London, Ont., that retired petty officer James Wilks will serve the time in a civilian prison concurrently with a previous 30-month sentence.

Wilks was found guilty in a military court in February on one count of sexual assault and three counts of breach of trust after performing breast exams on female recruits.

It was the third such conviction for Wilks, who has already spent nine months behind bars after being convicted of similar crimes in December 2011.

A military court sentenced Wilks to an additional 30 months in prison in 2013, but he appealed the matter. …

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