“Drunk” sailboat on the roof Leading ship of the Royal Navy she was accused of groping her colleague, who became “jealous” of her relationship with another crew member, a military court heard.
NCO Christina Reaney allegedly asked the alleged victim, “how do you let someone know you have sex dreams about them” after she climbed on her bunk and caressed her breasts.
The court-martial heard PO Reaney from The Royal Navy police, drank brandy in the HMS Queen Elizabeth mess before the alleged sexual assault.
The alleged victim told the court that a few minutes before the incident, she found PO Reaney “naked” in bed with the Third Navy.
‘Spoon into oblivion’
The non-commissioned officer denied the attack, claiming the alleged victim was “jealous” of her because of her friendship with a third woman, as she had previously left a message inviting her to “throw her with a spoon into oblivion”. “.
A commission of five Royal Navy officers debated just 25 minutes before PO Reaney was acquitted of sexual assault.
Lawyer Callum Munday, who is defending PO Reaney, said: “[The alleged victim] he imagined her, she was in love with her and she was jealous of how close PO Reaney and she were. “
During her testimony, the alleged victim admitted that she was “in love” with a third sailor, but insisted she was not jealous and did not fabricate accusations.
‘Naked as the day she was born’
The alleged victim of PO Reaney, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told the court around 11pm that she opened the cabin door and found PO Reaney “naked as the day she was born” in bed with another Navy who was fully clothed. a claim rejected by PO Reaney.
A third woman later left and PO Reaney “giggled quite a bit and found the situation quite ridiculous,” the alleged victim told the court.
She said PO Reaney, who was wearing pajamas at the time, was “drunk and couldn’t get up without the support of the table”.
PO Reaney then climbed to the top bunk and “nonchalantly” sexually caressed her during the conversation, the Navy said.
However, the panel of judges dismissed the charges and acquitted PO Reaney of sexual assault. When the verdict was handed down, PO Reaney closed her eyes, then bowed her head and cried.