& # 39; Drunk & # 39; female trooper at a 3-hour assault on the male Windsor Castle guard is dismissed with a reprimand
A female soldier from the regiment, including Prince William and Prince Harry, was disciplined after he had sexually assaulted a male colleague on duty near Windsor Castle.
Trooper Corrie-Alice Holmes, 25, a soldier in the prestigious Household Cavalry, molested her shocked comrade after returning to the base of the regiment in the early hours after a drunken night out last Sunday.
Army sources have told this newspaper that Tpr Holmes has forced himself against the younger soldier, tried to kiss him and rubbed his body against his body before he was pulled away by a furious officer who responded to the male soldier's shouting for help.
Trooper Corrie-Alice Holmes (pictured left), 25, molested her shocked comrade after returning to the base of the regiment in the early hours after a drunken night out last Sunday
The next day Tpr Holmes was picked up for senior officers who formally warned her that any new misconduct could result in her immediate resignation from the army.
But last night furious fellows of the male soldier, who for legal reasons can not be named, have accused top buyer of leniency because the perpetrator was a woman and the victim was a man.
They claimed that if a male soldier would attack a woman in the same way, they would immediately be sent to the military prison and would leave the army. Last year, a private person caught a female officer in a nightclub when they were both drunk, imprisoned for nine months by a military court and fired.
The indignation comes after the defense chiefs lifted a historic ban on preventing female soldiers who were in combat units. According to critics, the groundbreaking movement could damage cohesion within regiments because of the likelihood that men and women would develop sexual activities.
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Last night, official defense sources confirmed the incident, but urged household cavalry officers to do so. The Mail on Sunday has determined that TPR Holmes returned to Combermere Barracks around 3 hours after drinking with friends – less than a mile from Windsor Castle.
She was seen in the waiting room at the entrance to the barracks, where she demanded to speak with the male soldier.
She noticed that she was drunk and refused to let her in, but it is said that she had crept past the waiting room to another entrance.
A source in the barracks said: & # 39; The male soldier lay on a bed in the waiting room. She leaned over him and put her arms on either side of his head, holding him in fact. He asked her to leave him alone, but she continued.
"Then they went out and she saw herself rubbing against him and tried to kiss him. He called "help me". Eventually the guard commander pulled her away. & # 39;
The commander registered the incident and top brass started the next morning with an investigation.
Tpr Holmes and the male soldier were interviewed separately by commanding officer Major Brian Rogers. Under military law, officers such as Major Rogers are authorized to express themselves on behavioral problems without referring the case to the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.
But when the word was spread that he had decided to warn Tpr Holmes only about her behavior, angry male soldiers ordered military policemen to go to Combermere Barracks to conduct a criminal investigation.
A member of the prestigious Household Cavalry, where the reported incident took place
The source added: "The boys felt that they had fallen very lightly and that if one of them had done it to a woman, they would have been in great trouble.
A junior commander, not Major Rogers, also told the male soldier to & # 39; man-up & to be and stop complaining. One of them even said that he should have slept with her. So someone has informed the RMP. But the male soldier told them that he was willing to accept the ruling of Major Rogers. He was very upset, but he had gotten it.
Senior staff had told him that the case would follow him in his career-he would be the man who complained about a woman who passed him physically. & # 39;
There are indications that there is a large discrepancy between the sentences for male and female soldiers for sexual assault.
In November 2017, a male private individual who sexually abused a female officer was imprisoned for nine months and then started
In November 2017, a male private individual who sexually abused a female officer was imprisoned for nine months and then started. A military court heard that he touched her breasts, which he thought was an accident.
The father of the male soldier contacted The Mail on Sunday after the trial because he thought the sentence of his son was severe.
Last night the father said: "This case is similar to my son's, but he served five and a half months of a nine-month sentence and his reputation was ruined. There is a double standard. Male soldiers do not get the same leniency. & # 39;
A spokesperson for the military said: "We expect a very high standard of conduct from our staff, both in and out of service, and take such complaints seriously."