Police Officer Fired For Sexually Assaulting Underage Rape Victim

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A Police officer convicted of sleeping with a 15-year-old rape victim he met on the internet has been thrown out of the force.

26-year-old James Evans, who was based with the Metropolitan Police in Ealing, was handed a four year jail sentence in August and will remain on the sex offenders’ register for life, reports the Daily Mail.

Isleworth Crown Court heard that the girl performed a sex act in Evans’ car as he drove her home from a session with child mental health services and that the pair later had intercourse at his flat after they matched on Tinder.

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Jurors heard the victim had initially told Evans she was 16, but that he knew she was a year younger and still at school before they had any sexual contact – which Evans himself admitted in a police interview.

In her impact statement, the victim said: 

I now know he took full advantage of my vulnerabilities. I told James I had [previously] been sexually assaulted and now I know he should have acted differently.

The girl’s mother reported the relationship to police after reading her daughter’s diary and finding photographs of Evans in his police uniform.

Evans, originally from Pontypridd, Wales, admitted six counts of sexual activity with a child.

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Assistant Commissioner Helen King said: 

PC Evans exploited a girl he knew to be vulnerable and abused his position.

Sexual exploitation of young people, particularly by those in positions of power and influence, has long been very seriously under reported.

She went on to say that when a police officer commits such offences it has a serious impact on the confidence of people to report their concerns.

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She added:

PC Evans has undermined the work of colleagues, 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.

You can’t disagree with that.


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