A 25-year-old senior NCO in the German army has been cleared of sexual assault after trying to kiss a teenage soldier in his car.
The defendant wanted to be more than just friends with the complainant, but she wasn’t interested in a romance, a court in Detmold heard last week.
He had also been accused of degrading treatment of a subordinate stemming from the minor incident, which took place in barracks in Augustdorf.
Neither the defendant nor the complainant from the Bundes-
wehr has been identified in the German press.
The senior NCO had got along well with the 18-year-old private, who was from another company and with whom he carpooled.