Windsor Castle guard ‘cried out for help as he was sexually assaulted by drunk female trooper at 3am’

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A FEMALE soldier from Prince Harry’s regiment has reportedly been let off with a warning after sexually assaulting a male colleague who cried out for help.

Trooper Corrie-Alice Holmes, 25, is said to have molested her shocked comrade after returning to base near Windsor Castle in the early hours following a drunken night out last Sunday.

 Tpr Holmes is said to have staggered back to the barracks at 3am before assaulting the male colleague

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Tpr Holmes is said to have staggered back to the barracks at 3am before assaulting the male colleague

The squaddie, from the prestigious Household Cavalry, is believed to have forced herself against the younger soldier, tried to kiss him and rubbed her body against his, according to the Mail On Sunday.

She only stopped her alleged assault when the stunned colleague shouted for help and a furious officer pulled her away.

Tpr Holms was hauled before senior officers the following day – where she was issued with a formal warning and told that further misconduct could see her dismissed from the Army.

‘MAN UP’

And a junior commander is said to have told the male soldier to “man up and stop complaining”, a source said.

Furious colleagues accused top brass of being overly lenient because Holmes is a woman.

A friend of the male soldier – who cannot be named for legal reasons – suggested that if a man had acted like that to a female colleague he would be kicked out immediately.

She leant over him, placing her arms either side of his head, basically pinning him down

Tpr Holmes returned to Combermere Barracks – less than a mile from Windsor Castle – at around 3am after boozing with pals, according to the report.

She tried to enter the barracks at the entrance and demanded to see the male soldier, but was refused entry because she was drunk.

Holmes is said to have sneaked round the side of the guard room to another entrance.

A source told the paper: “The male soldier was lying on a bed in the guard room.

“She leant over him, placing her arms either side of his head, basically pinning him down.

“He asked her to leave him alone but she carried on.

“They then went outside and she was seen rubbing herself against him and trying to kiss him.

“He called out ‘help me’. Eventually the guard commander pulled her away.”

Tpr Holmes and the male soldier were interviewed separately by commanding officer Major Brian Rogers, who was able to rule on the case without contacting the Royal Military Police.

But angry colleagues tipped off military police officers after learning that Tpr Holmes was only handed a warning.

A criminal investigation was later launched.

An Army spokesperson told the Mail On Sunday: “We expect very high standards of behaviour of our personnel, whether on or off duty, and take complaints of this nature very seriously.”

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