Sunday, November 06, 2016

London cop, 26, who had sex with a 15-year-old rape victim after meeting her online is jailed and thrown out of the force

A Met Police officer who had sex with a 15-year-old rape victim he met online has been jailed for four years and sacked by Scotland Yard.

James Evans, 26, who was based at a station in Ealing, west London, was sentenced to four years in prison and will be on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Isleworth Crown Court heard how the ‘vulnerable’ girl performed a sex act in Evans’ car while he drove her home from a counselling session with child mental health services.

Evans later had sex with the vulnerable girl at his Ruislip flat after they matched on dating app Tinder in January this year.

The victim initially told Evans she was 16 but he knew she was 15 and still at school before they had sex.

The girl, told the court: ‘I now know he took full advantage of my vulnerabilities.

‘I told James I had been sexually assaulted the previous August and now I know he should have acted differently as a police officer.’

Her mother had reported the relationship to Evans’ colleagues after reading her daughter’s

During his police interview, Evans admitted: ‘I know it was stupid - I had sex with her, knowing she was 15.’ Evans, from Pontypridd, Wales, admitted six counts of sexual activity with a child.

Assistant Commissioner Helen King said: ‘PC Evans exploited a girl he knew to be vulnerable and, as she knew he was a serving police officer, abused his position. ‘Sexual exploitation of young people, particularly by those in positions of power and influence, has long been very seriously under reported. ‘For a police officer to commit such offences is inevitably going to have a serious detrimental impact on the confidence of victims and the wider public to report concerns.

‘PC Evans has undermined the work of colleagues to build that trust. Critically he has victimised a young girl and broken the laws he was entrusted to enforce on others.  ‘The only outcome in this case is for him to be dismissed without notice.’

PC Evans was sentenced to four years imprisonment and life on the Sex Offenders Register.

Original report here

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