A Royal Military Police soldier sexually assaulted an officer by dropping his pants and placing his penis on the female soldier, according to a court martial.
Corporal Edward Gadd wanted to have sex with the woman, and after she turned down, he attempted to “bargain” with her for other acts.
According to the woman, after rejecting his suggestion she saw Cpl. Gadd’s penis from the corner of her eyes as he touched her shoulder.
Cpl. Gadd of the Army Training Centre Pirbright, Woking, Surrey was also charged with the woman’s accusation. He groped her breasts and then slashed her bottom.
Corporal Edward Gadd, a Royal Military Police officer, has been accused of sexually assaulting a female soldier after she refused to carry out sex acts
Bulford Military Court Wilts said that Bulford Military Court heard from the woman she was shocked after he had allegedly groped her.
Cpl Gadd claimed that she was not assaulted and stated that although he had asked her for sex, she replied no.
Cpl.Gadd told the court that the woman and Cpl.Gadd were close friends. As she had agreed to have dinner with him, he picked her up after a hair appointment.
According to the prosecution, Commander Pete Barker stated that he had approached the woman from the back and touched her breasts for approximately one-two seconds. She then turned her head away and said “no”.
“The defendant then touched her right bottom with his open palm. The defendant was angry at her and gave in to her demands.
Cpl Gadd had already agreed to walk the dogs with her dog, and she was also allowed to take it along.
According to the woman, after rejecting his suggestion she was able to see Cpl. Gadd’s penis from the corner of her eyes as he touched her shoulder.
Gadd agreed to meet again briefly the following day in October 2020. She was back at her house in the morning, as Gadd applied her make-up.
Cpl Gadd sat down on her bed and she was seen kneeling in front a mirror.
Cdr Barker reported that “He reached from behind her again and squeezed her breast. She noticed about 30 seconds later, the tip his penis was by her right cheek on her shoulder.
“She moved forward to look at him and turned her head. He had taken his penis out from under his trousers. She tried to force him to move his penis, but he refused to let her.
The court was informed by the woman that he had come in. [to my bedroom]While doing my make-up in front the mirror.
Cpl Gadd, of Army Training Centre Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, denies three counts of sexual assault at Bulford military court (pictured)
“So I was looking towards the wall, and he was just sitting on the bed. He suggested that we have sex, and I disagreed.
He then began to negotiate with me sexual acts that would make us less intimate. All his proposals were rejected by me.
“I could see his penis on my right side. It touched my shoulder, but he was not completely naked.
He had pulled down his trousers. It was visible in my peripheral vision. I turned my head and shouted “Get off!” but he kept trying to touch my arm. Then, I took it off.
“I said it to him that was unacceptable behavior.”
When she spoke of the incident, she stated that: “I was in the kitchen washing up when he reached for my boob and touched it with his hand.” I was stunned and said, “Get off my chest!” and he walked away.
Cpl. Gadd stated that she had asked for sex and was willing to admit it. However, she told her not. Cpl Gadd said that she was a Royal Military Police Officer and I’m not dumb. It was over when she said no.
Three counts of sexual assault are denied by Cpl Gadd. The case is continuing.