December 2017

Former soldier jailed after asking girl to take part in violent sex games

A former soldier has been jailed after trying to encourage a schoolgirl to take part in violent sex games.

Cross dresser Nicholas March, 57, had pleaded not guilty at Warwick Crown Court to attempting to pay for the sexual services of a child, but changed his plea on the day of his trial.

The ex-serviceman, of Copt Heath Drive, Knowle, Solihull, was jailed for ten months and ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years.

Prosecutor Amiee Parkes said March wore ‘submissive’ clothing including a thick collar round his neck, locked with a key, which he handed to the shocked girl and said he wanted to be ordered around by her.

On another occasion he gave the girl a letter in which he offered her £20 if she would tie him up and gag him, which she refused.

In another incident he approached her while wearing a high-thigh split skirt and long boots and gave her £20, saying that he wanted to serve her and stating that she could beat him, punch him and kick him.

On another occasion when he saw her, March showed the girl some of his clothes and sex toys.

Matters finally came to light when the girl spoke to a teacher at college, and the police were contacted.

Officers arrested him at his home where they searched his bedroom and found items including women’s clothing, stiletto boots and sex toys.

Miss Parkes said March had convictions for indecent assault in 1985 and wounding in 1986. She added that the incidents have had ‘a devastating effect’ on the girl, who now suffers from anxiety and depression and has anger issues.

Judge Andrew Lockhart QC told March: “You have a sexual proclivity for dressing in women’s clothing, but there is nothing illegal about that whatsoever, and you are not being dealt with for that.

“But you were not wearing those, but submissive clothing, and said ‘I want to serve you’ and gave her £20.

“I cannot ignore the significant impact this has had on this child. I am afraid that for offending of this nature, with this impact, it would never be proper to suspend the sentence.”