Dave ‘Tiger’ Williams, former Maple Leafs player, charged with sexual assault after military trip to Latvia

By Global News
February 9, 2018 - 12:23pm

KAMLOOPS — Dave “Tiger” Williams, the former Toronto Maple Leafs professional hockey player, has been charged with sexual assault and assault after an incident on a military flight during a trip to visit Canadian troops in Latvia.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged Williams with two counts of sexual assault and assault under the Criminal Code on Thursday after Williams allegedly assaulted a stewardess on board the military flight in December 2017.

While military police laid the charges, Williams will be processed through the civilian court system in Ottawa.

A date for him to appear in court has not yet been set.

Williams, 64, was taking part in a visit to Canadian troops deployed to Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance, a NATO mission meant to deter Russian aggression in Eastern and Central Europe following its annexation of Crimea.

The military regularly brings individuals such as Canadian actors, athletes or comedians to take part in holiday morale tours.

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