Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Married PCSO used police computers as dating agency

UPDATED 18th March 2013: Married PCSO found guilty. Updates below original article.

UPDATED 20th March 2012: Married PCSO jailed for seven years. Updates below original article.

A police community support officer used the police database ‘as a dating agency’ to have affairs with single mothers and domestic abuse victims while on duty, a court heard.

Peter Bunyan accessed inside information to do background checks on women and their ex-partners after ‘welfare’ visits to victims of crime, it is alleged.

He is accused of neglecting his duties by turning his police radio off on shifts before having sex with women, including at a neighbourhood police office.

He is alleged to have urged a mentally ill woman to email explicit pictures of herself to the police station.

Bunyan, a father-of-two, denies 12 counts of misconduct in a public office, taking place over a five-year period in the Camborne and Redruth areas of west Cornwall.

The officer has been suspended by Devon and Cornwall police.

Read the full story from the source Daily Mail

UPDATE 18March 2013: Married PCSO found guilty of using police database to strike up affairs with four vulnerable women on uniformed patrol.

A married PCSO has been found guilty of misconduct after he slept with four vulnerable women while he was supposed to be on uniformed patrol.

Bunyan, who has been suspended from Devon and Cornwall police, will be sentenced by Judge Graham Hume Jones on Tuesday.

Read the full story from the source Daily Mail

UPDATE 20th March 2013: Married PCSO jailed for seven years.

A married police community support officer who bedded four women while he was on duty was jailed for seven years yesterday.

He claimed he was not neglecting his duty because he kept his radio on while having sex.

But he was convicted of misconduct at Taunton crown court,

Judge Graham Hume Jones told him: “You targeted vulnerable women to indulge your sexual appetite.

“You were even bold enough and arrogant enough to take a woman to a police office and engage in sexual intercourse with her there.”

Bunyan is expected to be dismissed from the police.

Read the full story from the source Daily MIrror

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