#UK Cavalry soldier, 24, climbed into bed with female colleague and sexually assaulted her, court hears #UKnews
A Household Cavalry soldier climbed uninvited into bed with a unadorned female colleague after telling her she had a ‘nice a***’, a court martial heard.
Trooper Louis Anderson, 24, allegedly stroked his sufferer’s again earlier than grinding in opposition to her as she lay ‘frozen’ with concern following a drunken night time out.
Both have been troopers within the centuries-old Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment – recognized for its iconic plumed helmets and being on the coronary heart of the Queen’s birthday parade, royal weddings and state events. The regiment solely started accepting ladies in 2019.
A army court, held at Tidworth Barracks, Wiltshire, heard Trp Anderson approached the lady in an O’Neil’s bar in London in summer season 2021 when she was on an evening out with a special group of colleagues.
He was stated to have commented on her backside, earlier than grabbing and squeezing her legs.
The female soldier stated in an interview with police proven to the court: ‘[Anderson] began talking about my a*** and how nice it was which made me extraordinarily uncomfortable.
Trooper Louis Anderson, 24, (pictured exterior court) is accused of groping the lady and following her house to her barracks the place he assaulted her
A army court, held at Tidworth Barracks, Wiltshire, heard Trp Anderson was sitting on the lady’s bed when she wakened
‘He was grabbing and squeezing my legs. When his hand obtained too far I eliminated it.’
After she rejected his advances, the female soldier returned to her barracks in a taxi with buddies.
Trp Anderson adopted her again to her barracks – which he didn’t have permission to enter – and crept into her room whereas she slept, the court was instructed.
Trp Anderson denies two counts of sexual assault
Lieutenant Commander Peter Barker, prosecuting, instructed the listening to the female soldier woke as much as see Trp Anderson sitting on the top of her bed stroking her again.
When she obtained as much as go to the bathroom to be sick, Trp Anderson is alleged to have adopted her, and even caught his fingers to the again of her throat.
The girl stated: ‘Someone was stroking my naked again. I noticed it was Anderson.
‘He stated I invited him there however I did not.
‘I began crying. I instructed him to go away and that I felt sick.’
She stated she left her room and went to the toilet however was stunned when Trp Anderson got here in behind her.
The female soldier stated: ‘I used to be over the bathroom and he put his fingers in my mouth a number of instances.
‘He used three fingers and shoved them proper to the again of my throat.
‘He did that a number of instances. I instructed him to cease and stated I wasn’t .
‘He tried to make me sit on his lap.’
The court heard that after she had completed being sick, the female soldier returned to her bed alone.
‘A couple of minutes later I heard him come again in and he was in my bed with me.
‘He was stroking my face and then he was thrusting himself into my a***.
‘It was repetitive thrusting, three or 4 instances possibly, then he stopped and began stroking my face once more.
‘I used to be completely frozen. He was solely carrying boxers right now,’ she added.
When one in every of her female buddies got here into the room shortly after, she ‘raised her hand for assist,’ the court was instructed.
The pal then ‘pulled her away’ by the hand and she spent the remainder of the night time in a spare room, the court heard.
Trp Anderson didn’t depart the female soldier’s bed till the next morning, the court heard.
The subsequent day the female soldier instructed her boyfriend what had occurred and then determined to report the incident to her commander, the court was instructed.
Trp Anderson was later quizzed by army police and charged.
He denies two counts of sexual assault. The trial continues.