The court in Innsbruck heard Stormey was earlier drinking with friends but claimed to have no memory of what transpired. He entered the house via an unlocked door, entered the child's room, undressed and seriously assaulted her. Stormey was then confronted by the girl's father, who was woken by the commotion. "I was lying in my bed and saw a figure holding a child in his arms," the child's father told court."I was half asleep and first thought it was my wife but then I realised she was lying next to me. Then I saw the naked stranger in another room with my daughter. I completely flipped and hit him several times in the face."
The culprit Craig Stormey had this to say:
"There is no explanation for what I did, and there is also no excuse," he told court. "All I can remember is fighting inside a house with a man, and a woman who held a child in her arms."
Stormey told court he had witnessed sexual assaults while on duty in Afghanistan and suffered PTDS. Psychiatrist Reinhard Haller confirmed this but said he was legally sane at the time of the assault.
According to the Ministry of Defense, an application will be made to discharge Craig Stormey, who is based at Colchester Garrison. However his solicitor said he would appeal the length of the sentence.