Royal Military Police officer is found guilty of sexually assaulting a female soldier and threatening to sell nude photos of her

Royal Military Police officer is found guilty of sexually assaulting a female soldier and threatening to sell nude photos of her



A Royal Military Police officer has been convicted of sexually assaulting a female soldier and threatening to sell naked photographs she had previously sent him.



Lance Corporal Blake Hewer sent the woman a message saying 'nudes for sale' with two laughing face emojis and another saying 'there are photos on my Snapchat'.



The female soldier told a court martial she was 'scared' by the threatening texts as LCpl Hewer was trying to 'control her' and force her to speak with him as she attempted to avoid contact.



As well as threatening to distribute photos she had previously sent him, he also sexually assaulted her by groping her over her jeans while the pair were watching TV.



LCpl Hewer, of 3 Royal Military Police 158 Provost company, had denied sexual assault, claiming he simply kissed her on the cheek to reassure her as she was ill.



But he was found guilty of sexual assault and threatening to sell her nude photos when he sent the 'there are photos on my Snapchat' message after previously pleading guilty to sending a text with intent to cause distress in relation to the 'nudes for sale' message.



He is set to be sentenced on November 18.



During the trial, prosecutor Graham Coombes told the hearing: '[LCpl Hewer] sent her a text saying 'nudes for sale' with two laughing face emojis.



'The text was a threatening message in relation to him selling nude photos he had of her.



'[He sent another text] saying 'ngl (not going to lie) there are photos on my Snapchat.'



'That is another threat to suggest he is going to sell or distribute nude photos of her if she does not do what he wants her to do.'Latest Post
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