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Soldier not guilty

A Canadian soldier has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a female subordinate.

A five-member military jury announced the verdict at Andre Gagnon's court martial in Quebec City this morning.

The 48-year-old Gagnon was on trial for the alleged sexual assault of then-corporal Stephanie Raymond in December 2011 at an armoury near Quebec City.

Gagnon's lawyers said the sex was consensual, while the Crown argued that Gagnon used his superior rank to coerce Raymond into sex acts.

The Canadian Press

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