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Colchester-based soldier charged with rape of child in Austria

Published January 21, 2015 by misty534

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A Colchester-based soldier has been charged with raping a six-year-old girl in Austria while on a training exercise.

The soldier, understood to be a member of the 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, was arrested in the town of Tyrol in November.

He has now been charged with allegedly breaking into the child’s home and committing the sex offence.

The regiment had been on a winter training exercise at the time of the alleged offence.

He is due to appear in court on March 10.

An Army spokesman said: “The Army is aware that a soldier has been charged in Austria following allegations of child sexual offences.

“This matter is now subject to criminal proceedings led by the Austrian authorities and it is therefore inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.”

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Paratrooper arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse while on exercise

Published December 4, 2014 by misty534

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A PARATROOPER from Colchester has been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse in Austria.

It is alleged a member of the town’s 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery broke into a home and sexually abused a six-year-old girl.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: “The Army is aware of the arrest and detention of a soldier in Austria on November 29.

“This is a matter for the Austrian authorities and it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”

7 Para RHA has been on exercise carrying out mountain training in the region but is normally based at Colchester Garrison as part of 16 Air Assault Brigade.

More to follow.