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Simon Bowes-Lyon Sentenced After Sexual Assault Charge

A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II was jailed Tuesday for 10 months for sexually assaulting a woman who was a guest at his ancestral castle in Scotland.

Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, had admitted assaulting the 26-year-old woman in February 2020 in a bedroom at Glamis Castle, which was the childhood home of the Queen’s late mother.

His victim still suffers nightmares from the 20-minute attack, in which Bowes-Lyon came into her room uninvited and groped her while trying to pull off her nightdress, Dundee Sheriff Court heard, according to the BBC.

Bowes-Lyon, 34, who is a first cousin twice removed of the queen, pleaded guilty last month, saying he was “greatly ashamed of my actions which have caused such distress to a guest in my home.”

Simon Bowes-Lyon is escorted by police after his sentencing on Feb. 23, 2021.
Simon Bowes-Lyon is escorted by police after his sentencing on Feb. 23, 2021.
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Queen Elizabeth II seen inside Windsor Castle on December 08, 2020.
Bowes-Lyon is a first cousin twice removed of Queen Elizabeth II.
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“I did not think I was capable of behaving the way I did but have had to face up to it and take responsibility,” he said.

Bowes-Lyon was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

He had faced up to five years in prison, but got the lighter term after his attorney, John Scott, reminded the court that the earl had shown “genuine remorse.”

Glamis Castle, near Dundee in central Scotland, is the childhood home of the queen’s late mother, who was born Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, and is where the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, was born, the BBC said.

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Simon Bowes-Lyon arrives at court on February 23, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Simon Bowes-Lyon Sentenced After Sexual Assault Charge

Simon Bowes-Lyon admitted to sexually assaulting 26-year-old woman in February 2020 in a bedroom at Glamis Castle.

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7-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs in South Carolina

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7-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs in South Carolina

A 7-year-old-boy was mauled to death by dogs in South Carolina as he walked through his neighborhood with his brother, cops said.

Young Shamar Jackson and his brother were swarmed by dogs on Sunday as they looked for their pet Chihuahua in Marion, reports said.

Dogs reportedly ripped away Shamar’s clothes as his brother escaped.

“They couldn’t get away because it was so many dogs coming from different directions,” Carnell Jackson, Shamar’s father, said, according to The State newspaper.

The dogs may have been from a neighbor’s yard and come through a hole in the fence, WBTW reported.

The child’s father told the TV station that his wife was told not to touch her Shamar until the police could get him.

“How are you going to tell her to leave her child there?” Charnell Jackson said.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday it seized five dogs and a puppy from a nearby property as part of its investigation, but it didn’t provide any information on if anyone had been arrested or charged.

The sheriff’s office Facebook page said an account was established for people looking to donate to help the family pay Shamar’s funeral costs.

“Shamar tragically lost his life earlier this week in a dog attack near Wilbur Road. Shamar was a straight A student finishing up the first grade at Lake View Elementary,” the post said.

“You may donate at any Anderson Brothers Bank location, simply specify Shamar Jackson Fund.”

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Soldiers tried to smuggle 2 people from Mexico into TX: US attorney

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Soldiers tried to smuggle 2 people from Mexico into TX: US attorney

A Fort Hood soldier and Pennsylvania National Guardsman were busted for trying to sneak two Mexican citizens over the Texas border in the trunk of a car, officials said.

Soldier Ralph Gregory Saint-Joie, 18, and Guardsman Emmanuel Oppongagyare, 20, were in Army uniforms trying to avoid questions when their scheme came to a halt at a border checkpoint, according to a press release from the US prosecutor on Tuesday.

Oppongagyare took a $100 upfront payment and the pair was expecting be paid more for picking up a man and woman in McAllen and driving them to San Antonio, The Associated Press said, citing the criminal complaint.

The guardsman was in the driver’s seat of the car when they were stopped at the Hebbronville Border Patrol Checkpoint on June 13, said a press release from Jennifer B. Lowery, acting US attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

Oppongagyare allegedly said they were traveling from Zapata to San Antonio. The two Mexican citizens were found in the trunk after a secondary inspection, the charges said.

Both men made appearances on Tuesday in front of a magistrate judge and are now being held on $75,000 bonds pending detention hearings, according to the AP. And the migrants are in custody as material witnesses, the AP said.

Oppongagyare and Saint-Joie face up to 10 years behind bars and a fine up to $250,000.

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Texas man accused of fatally beating mom’s ex, dragging him behind truck

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A Texas man was charged with murder for allegedly beating his mom’s ex-boyfriend to a pulp and dragging him behind a pickup truck where he was found dead, authorities said.

Robert Hoffpauir, 37, is accused of killing Roman Rodriguez, 60, at about 10 p.m. Sunday after the victim visited his ex-girlfriend’s home in Rye, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

Hoffpauir, who lives with his mother, was home at the time and allegedly snapped at Rodriguez and “beat him into submission,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Investigators said the suspect then tied a tow strap around Rodriguez, attached the other end around the victim’s pickup truck and drove a “lengthy distance” before setting the vehicle on fire, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities said an autopsy will determine if Rodriguez was killed before or after he was dragged.

Hoffpauir is being held on a $1 million bond.

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