A British soldier has been jailed for nine years for drunkenly raping a six-year-old girl in her bedroom while stationed on an adventure course with his unit. Craig Stormey, 30, was on an alpine skiing course with the 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in the Stubai Valley, Austria, when the horrific assault took place.
Today Judge Norbert Hofer said it was 'impossible' to find an appropriate punishment given the severity of the attack and ranked it among the 'worst kind of abuse of a child's physical well-being'.
The court at Innsbruck, in the province of Tyrol, heard that the attack took place in November 2014 when the Afghanistan veteran drunkenly entered an unlocked house, stripped off and started to perform sexual acts on the sleeping child.
The girl's father told the court: 'I was lying in my bed and saw a figure holding a child in his arms.