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A relative of Queen Elizabeth was sentenced to a 10-month jail time period for sexually assaulting a girl


A relative of Queen Elizabeth II was on Tuesday sentenced to a 10-month jail time period for sexually assaulting a girl at his ancestral dwelling in Angus, Scotland.

Earl of Strathmore Simon Bowes-Lyon, who’s the son of a cousin of the 94-year-old British monarch, was discovered to have pressured his means into the sleeping girl’s room throughout an occasion he was internet hosting at Glamis Castle. The 34-year-old was sentenced at Dundee Sheriff Court after he had pleaded responsible.

According to the BBC, Sheriff Alastair Carmichael informed Bowes-Lyon in court docket that he had repeatedly ignored his sufferer’s pleas through the assault.

“Even now – one year on – she still, occasionally, has nightmares and feels panicked because of being sexually assaulted by you. This has also had an impact on her emotional wellbeing,” stated Sheriff Carmichael.

Last month, Bowes-Lyon apologised for his actions after coming into his responsible plea, saying he felt “greatly ashamed” for inflicting “such distress to a guest in my home”.

He stated he had “drunk to excess” on the evening of the assault, though he famous that this was “no excuse” for what transpired.
“I did not think I was capable of behaving the way I did but have had to face up to it and take responsibility,” he stated exterior the court docket.


“Over the last year this has involved seeking and receiving professional help as well as agreeing to plead guilty as quickly as possible. My apologies go, above all, to the woman concerned but I would also like to apologise to family, friends and colleagues for the distress I have caused them,” he stated.

Previously, Dundee Sheriff Court heard that the lady fled the citadel the morning after the assault on February 13 final 12 months and flew dwelling to report the matter to police, following which Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police have been concerned within the investigation.

Earl’s defence counsel John Scott stated his shopper had proven “genuine remorse”.

Glamis Castle is the seat of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, who’re each a part of the household of the Queen Mother – the late mom of Queen Elizabeth II.

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