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Rape allegations on base

Military police are investigating allegations that a civilian woman was drugged and then sexually assaulted at the Esquimalt naval base.

The woman was out at a pub in downtown Victoria on Oct. 5 when she says her memory began to fade.

The woman believes she was slipped a date-rape drug. The next thing she knows, she woke up to being raped.

“I do remember waking up to a man behind me, penetrating me from behind," she told CTV.

It's unclear how she got inside the secure naval base.

She thinks she may have got into a cab with some unknown men, and has fleeting memories of being held by shirtless strangers, and staggering barefoot down darkened hallways.

“Where am I? Who are you?” she asked her attacker. “How did I get here?”

She claims the man said she just showed up at his door in the middle of the night.

She couldn't find her belongings, and eventually made contact with military police in the morning.

Only after confiding in her mother and grandmother, did she see a doctor and report the assault.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is investigating the case, and has requested a toxicology report and a forensic rape kit that was conducted the day after the alleged rape.

"If we have one or 100 cases at CFB Esquimalt, it doesn't matter. One is too many," Base Commander Jason Boyd told CTV.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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