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Two men charged over rape of female soldier

June 28, 2017

Two UK former corporals have been charged with the rape of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement, a 30-year-old colleague who committed suicide at an Army barracks in 2011. 

 Thomas Fulton and Jeremy Jones are to face a court martial hearing after being accused of assaulting Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement. Director of service prosecutions (DSP) Andrew Cayley said: "After an initial investigation into the case in 2009 it was referred to the Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA) who decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute. "In 2013 at the request of the family the then DSP referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service for a review. That review was completed earlier this year. "As a result of the review, and having considered all the available evidence in this case, I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to charge the defendants with these offences and that it is in the public and service interest to prosecute them. "In coming to this decision I have concluded that the original decision by the SPA not to prosecute was wrong." Cpl Ellement, from Bournemouth, Dorset, was found dead at Bulford Barracks, Wiltshire, in 2011, two years after she alleged she was raped while stationed in Germany.   Report by Sky News 29th October 2015: http://news.sky.com/story/1578511/two-charged-over-rape-of-female-soldier  

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