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Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker is interviewed as Canadian troops fight fires in Montreal Lake, Sask., Thursday, July 9, 2015. A high-ranking Canadian Forces officer faces serious, sex-related charges involving allegations that stem from the mentoring of military cadets.

Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

A court appearance has been put over for a high-ranking military officer on sex charges.

A lawyer appeared on behalf of Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker in Edmonton provincial court Thursday on 10 charges, including sexual assault.

Stalker's next court date was set for Aug. 26.

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The commander of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton has been suspended from his job pending the outcome of his court case.

The 41-year-old was arrested last month following an investigation into alleged encounters involving a military cadet between 1998 and 2007 in Edmonton.

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