Married army sergeant 'whipped off his boxer shorts' to junior

Army sergeant with pregnant wife ‘went into female soldier’s room for cup of tea then pushed her onto bed and whipped off his boxer shorts

  • Mathew Fieldhouse, 37, has denied exposing himself to an army colleague
  • Court martial heard alleged victim was junior and going through a difficult time
  • Fieldhouse was a corporal at the time but has since been promoted to sergeant
  • A British Army corporal went into a female soldier’s room for a cup of tea before kissing her neck, pushing her onto the bed and exposing himself to her, una corte marziale ascoltata oggi.

    Mathew Fieldhousewho has since been promoted to sergeant- allegedly tried to undo woman’s belt before undoing his own.

    The married man, whose wife was pregnant at the time, began playing with himself while saying ‘come onbefore she fled to another room, la corte ha sentito.

    The hearing was told the alleged victim was junior to him and going through a difficult time. She felt as though the 37 anni, who she considered a friend, ‘took advantage of her vulnerability’.

    The woman today wept as she told the court the experience had left her feeling ‘disgusting’.

    But she did not report the incident for some time as she thought no one would believe her because of the ‘person that he is’, la corte ha sentito.

    Sgt Fieldhouse denies one count of sexual assault.

    Tribunale militare di Bulford, Wilts, heard Sgt Fieldhouse, del 25 Training Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps, had told her he was having marital problems.

    Mathew Fieldhouse, 37, has denied exposing himself to an army colleague

    Mathew Fieldhouse, 37, has denied exposing himself to an army colleague

    Bulford Miltary Court Centre where the court martial was being heard today in full

    Bulford Miltary Court Centre where the court martial was being heard today in full

    The woman told the court Sgt Fieldhouse, who goes by the nickname ‘Mouse’, was known for his flirty banter and would make sexual comments but that these were always laughed off.

    Rupert Gregory, perseguire, disse: ‘The defendant went to the complainant’s block and she invited him to her room for a cup of tea.

    ‘He came into her room, put his hands on her and picked her up by her hips and began kissing her on her neck.

    ‘She was nervous. She did not know how to react. He put her on the bed with one knee on the bed and tried to unbuckle her belt.

    ‘He unbuckled his belt, took out his penis and began masturbating saying ‘oh come on’.

    ‘She ran out of the room to two rooms away into another private’s room and told him what had happened.

    In the alleged victim’s video interview, played to the court, the woman explained she was going through a difficult time and Sgt Fieldhouse would chat to her about numerous things.

    She said she had not thought anything about inviting him to her room as she had many male friends.

    Sgt Mathew Fieldhouse - who was a corporal at the time - allegedly tried to undo woman's belt before undoing his own

    Sgt Mathew Fieldhousewho was a corporal at the timeallegedly tried to undo woman’s belt before undoing his own

    Un'indagine interna iniziò il gennaio successivo e ci vollero sette mesi per concludere che non poteva essere sicuro che lo stupro fosse avvenuto: ‘He picked me up and put me on the bed and started kissing me. I started laughing, ero scioccata. I don’t know if he thought ‘oh she’s liking this’.

    ‘I feel like if I had not had laughed or if I had said something then it would not have carried on.

    ‘He picked me up and put me on the bed and started kissing me.

    ‘I felt really uncomfortable while he was doing it. I don’t see him in that wayhe’s not the most attractive guy in the world.

    ‘He pulled his boxers down and grabbed his penis and was doing some movements or whatever, playing with himself. That’s when he was like ‘oh, come on’.

    ‘I thought ‘this is too muchand something was triggered and I just went out. I felt disgusting.

    ‘He would say things in front of other people as well, like everyone says ‘it’s Mouse, he would not do anything’.

    ‘It was flirty banter but I did not think he would ever act upon it. I would laugh it off, I never took it seriously.

    The woman wept as she added: ‘I was not myself. It felt like he took advantage of my vulnerability because of the stuff I was going through.

    ‘I didn’t say anything to anyone because I didn’t think anyone would believe me because of the person that he is.

    The woman said a colleague even laughed when she told her what happened, saying ‘Mouse would not do thatbut when he realised she was being serious, he urged her to report it.

    Sgt Fieldhouse ‘completely deniedthe incident in a police interview, reasoning that he would not enter rooms without being accompanied.

    Il processo continua.