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Queen's Cousin Simon Bowes-Lyon Sentenced to 10 Months in Jail for Sexual Assault at His Castle

Stephen Thompson
Feb 24, 2021
12:20 P.M.

A relative of the English crown has bagged a ten-month jail term over a sexual assault charge at his Glamis castle home. Check out the details of the story.

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Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, the Earl of Strathmore Simon Bowes-Lyon, often called the millionaire playboy, has been included in the register of sex offenders and will be serving ten years following his sex crime.

Sources confirmed that the blue blood acted against a woman's consent—whose name has been withheld—while she stayed at his Glamis castle.

Queen Elizabeth at The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor In May 18, 2002, Great Park, England. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth at The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor In May 18, 2002, Great Park, England. | Source: Getty Images

Authorities detailed that while "Jane Doe" resided in the castle following an event hosted by the accused, he sexually assaulted her despite her consistent pleas and protests.

Although reports have it the victim waited until dawn before fleeing the castle, she went directly to the authorities to state her case.

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The Metropolitan Police and Police Scotland took it upon themselves to thoroughly investigate the issue and apprehend the culprit.

Simon Bowes-Lyon, the the Earl of Strathmore, leaves Dundee Sheriff Court in handcuffs on February 23, 2021 | Photo: Getty Images

Simon Bowes-Lyon, the the Earl of Strathmore, leaves Dundee Sheriff Court in handcuffs on February 23, 2021 | Photo: Getty Images

Twenty-four hours after the incident, Bowes-Lyon mailed the woman an apology but remained mute when the Dundee Headquarters contacted him.

It has been more than a year since the castle guest's inhumane treatment occurred; still, there are allegations that the victim has suffered post-traumatic distress.

It was later agreed that the aristocrat would be in jail for ten months after recognizing Bowes-Lyon's guilty plea.

Simon Bowes-Lyon arrives at Dundee Sheriff Court on February 23, 2021 in Dundee, Scotland | Photo: Getty Images

Simon Bowes-Lyon arrives at Dundee Sheriff Court on February 23, 2021 in Dundee, Scotland | Photo: Getty Images

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Sheriff Alastair Carmichael explained that the woman often has scary dreams and that emotionally, she has been train-wrecked. The same officer maintained at the Dundee Sheriff Court that Bowes-Lyon's actions were grave.

He insisted that the Earl would have to suffer the consequences of staying in prison for 15 months rather than serve community time. Thereby waving the accused's plea for a suspended sentence.

Queen Elizabeth II talking to MI5 officers during a visit to the headquarters of MI5 at Thames House on February 25, 2020 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II talking to MI5 officers during a visit to the headquarters of MI5 at Thames House on February 25, 2020 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

It was later agreed that the aristocrat would be in jail for ten months after recognizing Simon's guilty plea. With this measure, Carmichael hopes to show that society disapproves of such crimes.

John Scott QC, the accused's counsel, maintained that his client is remorseful towards the offense. The 34-year-old Earl even tendered an apology at the beginning of the year.

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He expressed his shame and hinged it on his excessive alcohol consumption but added that his behavior could not be excused. The Queen's shamed cousin is not new to hosting guests in his home.

These guests often engage in helicopter rides and tours around the grand castle which has been home to his family since the 14th century.

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