A woman agreed to have sex with three squaddies she met in Cheltenham when they were on a night out before flying to Afghanistan, a jury has accepted.
Private Jonathan Gould, 19, of Parklands Road, Wellington, Somerset, told Gloucester crown court he met the woman in MooMoo's club on March 4 last year and was soon kissing and cuddling with her.
He said he told her he wanted sex with her and she agreed - so they walked back to the car he and his two comrades were using.
When they got to the car his two fellow soldiers, Privates Jack Mustoe, 21, from Elm Grove, Huntley, and Nicholas Portnall, 27, of Hunter Point, Chinnor, Oxon, also arrived, he told the jury.
Mustoe told the woman he had a bucket list of things he wanted to do before he died and one of them was having a foursome.
He asked her if the same thing was on her bucket list as well - and she then agreed to have sex with them all, the court was told.
But as they drove her to a nearby hotel for the group sex session she developed a nosebleed and then took a phone call from friends and changed her mind, the soldiers said.
She got out of the car and walked off - but then returned asking for a lift back to the club. She wanted to sit in the front but Mustoe refused and she then walked away again and they drove back to their Wiltshire barracks.
But later the woman called police saying she had been held prisoner by the soldiers and that Gould had sexually assaulted her.
Initially the three soldiers, all serving with 4 Battalion The Rifles at Bulford Camp, Wiltshire, were all charged with false imprisonment and Gould was also charged with sexual assault.
But at an earlier hearing the prosecution did not proceed against Mustoe and Portnall and the charges were dropped. Later the false imprisonment charge was also dropped against Gould.
This week he stood trial accused of sexual assault of the woman but after a three day trial was found not guilty.
After a retirement of less than two hours the jury found Gould not guilty and he was discharged.