Major accused of raping a female colleague cleared by court martial

A MAJOR accused of raping a female captain after a boozy Burns Night supper has been cleared by a court martial.

Father-of-one Major Gregor Beaton, 33, broke down in tears when the verdict was read out.

He and the woman, who cannot be named, said they could not remember having sex after downing beer, wine, prosecco, port and whisky.

The captain had said she was horrified when she woke up naked next to Maj Beaton, of the Royal Artillery.

He insisted the pair had no sexual contact, then claimed he was the victim of an assault when investigators found DNA proof.

Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett at Bulford military court, Wilts, said it was “an unusual case”.

He added : "You have been found not guilty by this board.

"It is intolerable that this case has taken so long to get to court."

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