82 Charges Added On for Officer


Ian Austen
The New York Times
April 29, 2010

Col. David Russell Williams was once among Canada’s most successful military officers. He commanded a sprawling air base essential for Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan, and he sometimes was the pilot of government jets that carried Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other dignitaries overseas.

But the police have now accused Williams of leading a double life, as an air force commander and a serial sexual predator. After arresting him in February in connection with two murders and two sexual assaults, the police on Thursday added 82 additional criminal charges , most of which involved lurid sexual details.

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