Canadian soldier facing rape charges.
EDMONTON - A Canadian soldier who was on leave from duty in Afghanistan has been charged with sexual assault in Australia.
Sapper David Langlois-Fequet was arrested earlier this week in Byron Bay on Australia's east coast.
The charges stem from an alleged encounter at a hostel Dec. 8.
The military says it's a civilian matter because the Edmonton-based soldier was on leave.
He has returned to active duty in Afghanistan.