A female colleague of a Royal Navy sailor who had been accused of sexual assault has been exonerated.
Strong Seaman Simon Moss was accused of pouring beer onto a female coworker’s chest and then licking it off because he thought she liked kinky sex.
As the president of the military board read out the not guilty verdicts, he remained unmoved.
Before making their decisions public, the board only thought about them for 45 minutes.
Moss allegedly told the woman several times that since she worked with ropes at a naval base after other sailors had gone to bed, she must enjoy “rough” and “kinky” sex, the court was told.
The court was informed that after being initially turned down for a kiss and leaning in for a kiss, AB Moss “poured beer” onto her exposed breasts and then went on to “lick” the drink he had spilled.
For legal reasons, the female sailor, who cannot be identified, claimed she finally got him to stop by kicking him in the privates.
AB Moss, an above-water warfare expert aboard a Royal Navy destroyer, maintains that the woman was “all over me” and denies any misconduct.
Even though he acknowledges that she refused his effort to kiss her, he denied three accusations of sexual assault.