A relative of Queen Elizabeth II was on Tuesday sentenced to a 10-month jail expression for sexually assaulting a girl at his ancestral house in Angus, Scotland. Earl of Strathmore Simon Bowes-Lyon, who is the son of a cousin of the 94-12 months-previous British monarch, was observed to have pressured his way into the sleeping woman’s room throughout an occasion he was web hosting at Glamis Castle. The 34-yr-old was sentenced at Dundee Sheriff Court right after he experienced pleaded responsible.
According to the BBC, Sheriff Alastair Carmichael told Bowes-Lyon in court that he experienced consistently overlooked his victim’s pleas in the course of the attack. “Even now a single yr on she even now, sometimes, has nightmares and feels panicked for the reason that of currently being sexually assaulted by you. This has also had an impact on her psychological wellbeing,” reported Sheriff Carmichael.
Final month, Bowes-Lyon apologised for his steps following getting into his guilty plea, indicating he felt “drastically ashamed” for resulting in “these types of distress to a visitor in my residence”. He explained he experienced “drunk to surplus” on the evening of the assault, despite the fact that he observed that this was “no justification” for what transpired.
“I did not consider I was able of behaving the way I did but have experienced to experience up to it and get obligation,” he reported outside the courtroom. “About the previous 12 months this has concerned trying to get and receiving professional help as properly as agreeing to plead guilty as promptly as achievable. My apologies go, higher than all, to the woman concerned but I would also like to apologise to spouse and children, close friends and colleagues for the distress I have prompted them,” he reported.
Beforehand, Dundee Sheriff Courtroom listened to that the woman fled the castle the morning right after the attack on February 13 past yr and flew residence to report the subject to law enforcement, next which Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police ended up associated in the investigation. Earl’s defence counsel John Scott explained his client had proven “real remorse”. Glamis Castle is the seat of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, who are the two part of the family of the Queen Mom the late mother of Queen Elizabeth II.