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Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape : Wiki, Age, Bio, Family, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape : Wiki, Age, Bio, Family, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Alex Salmond Wiki

Salmond was born in his parents’ home at 101 Preston Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, on 31 December 1954. He is the second of four children born to Robert Fyfe Findlay Salmond (1921–2017), and Mary Stewart Salmond (née Milne; 1922–2003), both of whom were civil servants. Robert Salmond, who served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War,[12] had originally worked as an electrician, and his family had been resident in Linlithgow since the mid-18th century. Alex Salmond’s middle names come from his family’s tradition of naming their children after the local Church of Scotland minister, in this case, the Reverend Gilbert Elliot Anderson of St Ninian’s Craigmailen Parish Church in Linlithgow. He remains a member of the Church of Scotland.

Alex Salmond Charged Attempted Rape

The charges cover a period between 2008 and 2014, with a sexual assault that is said to have taken place at the time of the historic referendum. The indictment alleges that Salmond attempted to rape a woman at Bute House in Edinburgh in 2014. It is alleged that he placed his legs on hers, kissed her face and neck repeatedly, touched her, and then blocked her path. Then it is said that Salmond pinned her against the wall, pulled her clothes and undressed before trying to rape her on a bed.

Alex Salmond Charge Cases

Meanwhile, the first of the charges involved incidents in which Salmond allegedly assaulted a woman by kissing her on the mouth and repeatedly testing her around Glasgow in the summer of 2008.

It is also alleged that he sexually assaulted a woman on several occasions between 2011 and 2013 in the Scottish Parliament, Bute House, and other places by touching her butt and caressing other parts of her body.

Salmond is also accused of taking off a woman’s shoe and trying to kiss her foot in 2013. The accusation states that in 2014, Salmond grabbed a woman by the shoulders at Bute House, kissed her repeatedly on the face, tried to kiss her lips and touched her leg and face.

Several charges involved the accused allegedly groping for women, including an incident at the Ubiquitous Chip restaurant in Glasgow in 2012.

Alex Salmond In Court

Salmond last appeared in court in January and then made a statement outside. He said: ‘All I can say is that I absolutely refute these accusations of criminality and I will defend myself to the fullest in court. “I have great faith in the Scottish judicial system … that’s where I will present my case. Now, I am informed that the rules of the court indicate that your questions and my answers could violate the rules of the court. “You know me enough to know that I would love to say much more, but I have to observe the rules of the court, and in court, it is where I will present my case.”

 

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