News | Soldier charge with raping 6-year-old girl


A British soldier has been charged with raping and sexually abusing a six-year-old girl in Austria.

The yet to be named solider was arrested on Saturday, November 29 in Tyrol where he was taking part in mountain military exercises.

Prosecutors say they believe the soldier who was drunk at that time entered the girl’s room in the early hours of the morning. The soldier was found in the girl’s bedroom, by her father who was awoken by the noise.

He was arrested in the town of Neustift and is due to appear in court on Tuesday, March 10

He faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

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