MPs ‘worried’ at ongoing army service of sex attackers

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TWO soldiers guilty of sexual assault being allowed to continue in the Army is “worrying”, an MP on the cross-party Defence ­Select Committee has said.

The two sex attackers are subject to monitoring arrangements that have been put in place by the ­authorities.

The Ministry of Defence said the retention of personnel convicted of sexual offences was permitted in “exceptional circumstances”. Labour MP Madeleine Moon, whose parliamentary questions led to the disclosure, said she would be seeking further information about the two cases.

The Bridgend MP said: “I have spent some time looking at the issue of rape and sexual assault in the British armed forces. I am concerned that there is a lack of quality recording of allegations, offences, and convictions. It is ­especially worrying that there are serving personnel with convictions for sexual assault serving within the armed forces.”