Army sergeant walks free after putting his hand up a colleague's skirt

‘SleazyBritish Army staff sergeant, 42, who put his hand up young RAF servicewoman’s skirt while group sang songs on bus ride back from party on Falkland Islands walks free from court

  • Staff Sergeant Gareth Cross, 42, put his hand up a colleague’s skirt on a bus ride
  • When ‘very drunkhe tried to take his trousers off and had sucked on his finger
  • While returning from a party the victim, sat next to Cross, tried to push him away
  • A ‘sleazyBritish Army staff sergeant has walked free from court after he put his hand up a 판사는 군 학비 정책을 비난하고 수당 지급 방식에 대한 정밀 조사를 요구하고 경고 접근 방식으로 공공 지갑이 '위험하게 노출됨' servicewoman’s skirt on a raucous bus ride back from a party on the Falklands islands.

    A court martial heard Sgt Gareth Cross was ‘very drunkand had been singing along with others to filthy songs.

    At one point during the journey where passengers had been standing on their seats, 그만큼 42 year old even tried to take his trousers off and had been seen sucking on his finger, 법원은 들었다.

    The hearing was told as the womanwho was wearing a tight knee length dressmade her way past him to get to the aisle of the bus, he put his hand up her skirt and touched her leg.

    Staff Sergeant Gareth Cross (pictured outside Bulford Court) has walked free from court after he put his hand up a RAF servicewoman's skirt on a raucous bus ride back from a party on the Falklands islands

    Staff Sergeant Gareth Cross (pictured outside Bulford Court) has walked free from court after he put his hand up a RAF servicewoman’s skirt on a raucous bus ride back from a party on the Falklands islands

    42 세 (사진) was handed a £1,500 fine and service compensation of £750

    42 세 (사진) was handed a £1,500 fine and service compensation of £750

    The victim then made a complaint and in a statement read to the court, she voiced her concern that women are not taken seriously in the army.

    Sgt Cross pleaded guilty to disgraceful conduct of an indecent kind and has now been handed a fine and reduction in rank after a judge described his actions as ‘sneaky and sleazy’.

    Judge Jane England also noted that this behaviour ‘is far too prevalent in the services’.

    벌포드 군사 법원, Wiltshire, heard the incident occurred in the very early hours of the morning and Sgt Cross, of the Royal Logistics Corps, was of a higher rank than the victim.

    Colonel Grant Davies, 기소, 말했다: ‘They had been at the same function but they were not acquaintances.

    ‘She described him as displaying drunk behaviour and he was singing along to a lewd song.

    The judge at Bulford Military Court (사진) heard how the victim had made it clear to SSgt Cross that she did not him to be sat next to her and tried to push him away

    The judge at Bulford Military Court (사진) heard how the victim had made it clear to SSgt Cross that she did not him to be sat next to her and tried to push him away

    구조 대원은 전화를 받고 현장으로 달려간 후 Tatiana의 사망을 발표했습니다., Sgt Cross attempted to remove his trousers.

    ‘Because of his behaviour, she made it quite clear that she did not want him sat next to her so she pushed him away.

    ‘She was sat next to him at this point. The victim was on her seat singing along and at the time she was wearing a tight, knee length dress.

    ‘She was worried about his behaviour. As she was making her way across him to get to the aisle, she felt the accused touch the outside of her leg.

    Col Davies told the court Sgt Cross had been seen putting a finger in his mouth and sucking on it.

    그는 계속했다: ‘After the incident, the victim immediately moved to the front of the bus and made a complaint.

    The matter was reported to the military police and Sgt Cross initially denied it when interviewed but pleaded guilty when the case was brought to trial.

    In a victim impact statement read to the court, 여자가 말했다: ‘I do not feel like women are taken seriously in the military.

    ‘A woman is judged on her appearance and looks and not on her work ethic.

    Col Davies added she now feels protective over her friends and no longer uses public transport.

    Barry Gilbert, 방어, described the incident as a ‘moment of madnessin Sgt Crosscareer of 23 years which he regrets.

    Sentencing him, judge England said: ‘Spirits were high on the bus understandably, but you went further than that.

    ‘You put your hand under her dress, she moved to the front of the bus in a distressed state.

    ‘You were described as being drunk that night. This was sneaky, sleazy behaviour towards a young, junior rank.

    ‘The victim was affected by your actions: she has had to change her behaviour, how she gets home and gets back and how she dresses.

    ‘We have heard of your courteous behaviour towards females when drinking this must have been a very out of character action for you.

    ‘This was a one off moment of madness albeit a serious one. You are a staff sergeant and would know what was required by somebody of your rank. You let yourself and your rank down on this occasion.

    Sgt Cross rank has now been handed a £1,500 fine and service compensation of £750.