Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Corporal's wife who had sex

Corporal's wife who had sex with soldier's 14-year-old son AND his 17-year-old brother is jailed for three years after judges overturn 'lenient' suspended sentence from military court

  • Caroline Salisbury had sex with a soldier's 14-year-old son at an Army base
  • She also confessed to having sex with the boy's 17-year-old brother   
  • Appeared at a service civilian court and was handed a suspended sentence
  • Today judges at the Court of Appeal ruled the sentence was too lenient  
Caroline Salisbury, who has been jailed for three years after her suspended sentence for having sex with a 14-year-old was overturned
Caroline Salisbury, who has been jailed for three years after her suspended sentence for having sex with a 14-year-old was overturned
A corporal's wife who had sex with a soldier's 14-year-old son and his 17-year-old brother has been jailed for three years today after having her previous suspended sentence overturned for being too lenient.
Caroline Salisbury, 28, from Suffolk, was acting as a bus monitor, supervising children travelling to and from a British Army base to school, when she groomed and seduced the underage victim.
Salisbury, who had sex with the boy four times, later claimed she had acted as she had because she had been 'starved of affection' by her husband David Salisbury - then a corporal in the Royal Engineers, based in Germany - who has since left the army.
She also confessed to a relationship with the boy's older brother, who was over the age of consent, when talking to probation officers. 
A service civilian court sitting in Colchester earlier this year handed Salisbury a suspended two year sentence, with Judge Advocate Emma Peters telling her to 'stay away from young boys.'
But today, three judges sitting at the Court of Appeal in London, ruled it had been 'unduly lenient' to set her free and handed her an immediate jail term of three years.
Sir Brian Leveson, Mr Justice Kenneth Parker and Mr Justice Stewart were ordered to look at the case by Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC after complaints from the victim’s family and a concerned MP that the sentence was far too soft.
At the hearing Oliver Glasgow, counsel for the Attorney General called it 'bizarre' that military police has initially merely issued a 'warning to Salisbury, who preyed on a young boy for sex.
Slamming the army’s handling of the case, Mr Glasgow said: 'It is a bizarre situation when the Royal Military Police are alerted to a sexual relationship between an adult and a child and what they do is issue a warning rather than taking matters further.'
He also told the court that after abusing her position of trust as a monitor, Salisbury had 'encouraged the boy in his infatuation with her.'
The pair met when she became a bus monitor escorting children of soldiers based in a British garrison in Germany to school.
The court was previously told that Salisbury, and the boy, had unprotected sex four times at her married quarters whilst her husband was out and sent him a Facebook message saying: 'I cannot wait for you to f*** me again.'

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