A police officer has been dismissed and jailed for having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl.
The suspect, James Evans, was sentenced in August after the court heard of how the vulnerable girl was made to perform sex acts on Evans in his car as he drove her home from a session with child mental health services, Metro UK reports.
Evans is reported to have had sex with the victim afterwards at his flat in his Ruislip flat after they matched.
Metro UK reports that Evans had met the young girl on a dating app, Tinder, in January this year.
Evans knew the victim to be a 15-year-old school girl even though she told him she was 16 when they met.
Speaking of her experience, she said, “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."
The mother of the victim reportedly discovered the relationship and reported to the authorities after going through her daughter's diary, finding pictures of Evans in police uniform.
Assistant Police 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.
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“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.”
Evans has since been remanded in jail to begin serving his term.