Salisbury Court: Man pleads guilty to ‘disgraceful act’

George William Rogers, 26, of the Army’s 26th Engineer Regiment based at Swinton Barracks in Perham Down, near Tidworth, appeared at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 26, charged with sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene or menacing message or matter.

On Saturday, October 22, 2022, Rogers took a video of himself having consensual sex with the victim, a woman in her 20s, without her knowledge.

He then shared this on a social media platform with friends.

Rogers was subsequently reported to police and arrested.

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Local crime investigator Dawson said: “This is a disgraceful act which is a complete breach of the trust of the victim, who had no idea the video was being taken.

“Rogers then compounded the breach by sending it to his friends without the victim’s consent, leaving the victim feeling completely violated.

“I’d like to pay tribute to the victim for her bravery in reporting it to us and her bravery throughout the investigation.

“I hope by publicising this case that people who recognise similar behaviours in their own lives realise the wrongdoings of their actions and the devastating consequences this can have on victims.”

Rogers was bailed ahead of sentencing on Monday, March 4.

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