A SOLDIER cleared of raping a woman has been ordered to pay her £100,000 in a landmark legal case. Sean Diamond allegedly attacked a sleeping woman at a flat in Dundee in July, 2015.
But a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh found the case “not proven” after a four-day trial.
The alleged victim launched a civil case against Diamond, 24, and was awarded £100,000 in damages after the soldier did not contest the claim.
His alleged victim yesterday told how she finally feels as though she has received justice after the “horrendous” ordeal of a court case.
She said: “The trial coming out with the verdict of not proven was one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever experienced.
“I took the oath. I told the truth and I was belittled by his counsel but this result has been a massive relief. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.
Diamond was a serving soldier with the Queen’s Dragoon Guards based at Robertson Barracks in Dereham, Norfolk, when the civil action was launched.