A British soldier arrested on suspicion of raping a six-year-old girl in Austria has been charged, prosecutors have said.
The unnamed soldier, reportedly a bombardier from 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in Essex, was also charged with sexually abusing the young girl.
Prosecutors in the country said he had entered the family's unlocked home in the small town of Neustift, in the Stubaital valley in the early hours of one morning and was caught the girl's bedroom by her father, who had been woken by the noise.
He will face trial on March 10 and, if convicted, faces up to 10 years in prison.
A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman confirmed the Army was aware of the developments.
The Army is aware that a soldier has been charged in Austria following allegations of child sexual offences.
This matter is now subject to criminal proceedings led by the Austrian authorities and it is therefore inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.
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The force has been there since July 2009 and in that time has played an important role in coalition combat missions.
The final ground troops pulled out of Camp Bastion in Helmand province last month.
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