Police officer who had sex with victim in station toilet jailed
A police officer was jailed for having oral sex with a young woman victim of a crime in the disabled toilet at the train station where he worked.
Police officer Christopher Wilson began chatting with the woman as he made a formal complaint to Launceston Police Station about an assault by his partner.
When she pointed out to him that they were in a police station, he replied, “It’s the naughty side that makes things more exciting.
He went with her to the disabled toilet after co-workers were called for another investigation and they were left alone. He took off her uniform and police gear and pushed her down so she could give him a blowjob.
The woman was partly drunk and distressed at the time and he asked her not to tell anyone about what had happened, saying he would lose his job if she did.
He took her to a Travelodge in Saltash for safety and told her that she could contact him through a dating site called Fabswingers.
He continued to send suggestive messages to her for three months after the first meeting on December 2, 2018, Exeter Crown Court was told.
She was very upset by the experience, but only filed a formal complaint after disclosing her ordeal to other women in a domestic violence support group.
Wilson, 44, of Greenfield Road, Saltash, admitted professional misconduct in the performance of public office and was jailed for 10 months by Judge Timothy Rose.
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At the sentencing hearing, the judge told her, “The prospect of this intercourse has caused you to deviate completely from your duty and responsibilities to her. You had made sexualized comments before and what you were thinking is clear.
“The simple fact is, you wanted it to happen. It was all about your personal sexual gratification. There was an imbalance of power. She was the victim of domestic violence and you were an officer in uniform, in your workplace and in a position of authority.
“Prison sentences are required in such cases so that police officers are deterred from such behavior and the public can have confidence that such criminal transgressions will be appropriately punished.”
Prosecutor James le Grys said Wilson took the woman to the police station to make a statement after complaining that she was choked on a pillow by her partner.
She was upset, visibly injured, partially intoxicated, and was talking about suicide or self-harm, but Wilson started making inappropriate comments as he took his statement.
He suggested that she should date a man in uniform and that being with someone else would help her get through the breakdown in her relationship.
Mr le Grys said: “Other officers left the post to go on another call and he talked to her about going to the bathroom together to have a little fun.
“She said ‘I’m in a police station’ and he said ‘it’s the naughty side that makes it more exciting.’ She agreed but later said she wasn’t in good shape. mind because she had drunk six cans of Carlsberg.
Inside the restroom, they kissed and he began to undress, dropping his police gear on the floor. She then gave him a blowjob.
They left the cabin separately in case anyone saw them and he then asked her not to tell anyone, claiming it would cost him his career.
He tried to give her his phone number after taking her to the Travelodge and when she refused he told her to contact him through the Fabswingers site.
He then sent her sex messages asking her how mean she was and if she was using sex toys.
She made a victim impact statement saying the incident had left her unsafe and self-confident in the presence of the police.
Susannah Stevens, defending, said Wilson committed the offense at a time when his marriage had broken down and he was under personal stress.
He made a momentary decision which he now accepts was wrong. He wants to apologize to the woman, the police and his family.
During his career as a police officer he had been praised for his good work in London and the West Country.
He now owes £ 40,000 in debt following his divorce and the loss of his job.
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