UK officer on rape rap
UK: A British Army officer is to face a court martial for allegedly raping a United States Air Force officer at a formal dinner.
Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Tomkins, 48, is said to have gone to the woman’s room and “pounced on her” while she was “intoxicated” by drink. It was argued that the alleged victim was too drunk to give her consent for sex and Tomkins acted without reasonably believing she wanted to have sex with him. He has pleaded not guilty to rape.
Now, in an unprecedented move, the court martial is to be moved to the US to enable the woman to give evidence at the trial in Maryland.