Edmundson has denied the allegations.
“The Canadian Armed Forces are very troubled by these allegations and, above else, are concerned for the well-being of the victim who has been carrying this burden for 30 years,” the military noted in a statement sent to this newspaper Wednesday night.
The statement from the Canadian Forces noted that Edmundson “will be on leave until further notice.”
Over the last several months, the Canadian Forces has been rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct by its top leaders.
Chief of the Defence Staff Adm. Art McDonald voluntary stepped down Feb. 24 from that job after being put under military police investigation. The admiral had only been in the job since Jan. 14. McDonald has declined to comment.
Former Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance is also under military police investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct. He has said he did nothing wrong.
Two House of Commons committees are looking into the issue of sexual misconduct in the military, and the Liberal government have promised changes.
The Canadian Forces has faced previous sex scandals in 1998 and 2014, but its leadership successfully fought against attempts to impose independent oversight on the military justice and police system, which critics say punishes the victims and protects sexual predators.
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