High-Ranking Military Official Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Lesbian Soldier

Timothy-JonesWhen a story begins with a drunk text message from a high-ranking military official that reads, “Lol. I’m lying between two lesbians, what should I do?” it’s a safe bet that things aren’t going to end well.

Former Sergeant Major Timothy Jones of the British Army was at a barbecue in May of last year with a lesbian soldier and her partner, and things went from bad to worse to terrible.

Alcohol was flowing, and the three ended up asleep. The victim woke up to find that Jones had undressed her and was between her legs assaulting her.

He’s been sentenced to tw0 and half years in prison for the attack.

At the sentencing hearing, Assistant Judge Advocate General Alan Large said:

“The Army expects soldiers to drink alcohol appropriately and you failed to uphold those standards on the night of the offense.

We do not think you had sex on your mind when you went back to the room but as the sexual temperature rose that night and as you consumed more alcohol, to put it bluntly, you decided to try your luck.”

“Decided to try your luck” seems like a very understated way of referencing attempted rape, but judging by how many acts of sexual assault go unpunished in the military, thankfully justice was served at all this time.

In her statement the victim said:

“When the incident initially happened I thought about killing myself because I couldn’t cope. I was angry, upset, depressed, I couldn’t deal with it.”

Jones’ wife, Stacy, broke down in the courtroom upon the guilty verdict, screaming “You promised me you didn’t do it!”

Jones will also remain on the sex offenders list for the rest of his life.

H/t: Pink News