Nord Mensah has been found guilty of having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, following a sexual relationship with a woman directly under his supervision in 2015.
The former CFB Esquimalt Base Logistics Officer received a severe reprimand and a $2,500 fine payable in $500 instalments over five months. Mensah was silent while the judgement was read after pleading guilty to the charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. The other two charges he faced — disgraceful conduct, and conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline — were dropped, following a joint submission.
“We saw two main aggravating factors, one was his position as a commanding officer which is a prestigious position within the military,” said prosecutor Lieutenant-Commander Saloumeh Torani. “You could say it’s a lynchpin position within the military context”
The infractions were reported to have taken place between between Aug. 13, 2015 and Sept. 5, 2015, and Mensah did not report the relationship as is required under the National Defence Act.