A former British police officer has been jailed for two years after admitting to having sex with two vulnerable victims of crime.
At a hearing on November 16, former Nottinghamshire police constable Simon Jones pled guilty to two counts of misconduct in a public office.
The 32-year-old Worksop-based constable was sentenced to two years imprisonment at Nottingham Crown Court after he was convicted of having sexual relations with two vulnerable victims of crime.
Detective Superintendent Jackie Alexander, head of the force’s Professional Standards Directorate, said, “Jones should have been there to protect vulnerable people and uphold the law, not take advantage of their situation for his own sexual gratification.”
Earlier in September, the UK police watchdog warned that many police officers and staff have taken sexual advantage when dealing with sensitive and vulnerable people.
According to a study commissioned by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), 54 police officers sexually exploited or assaulted members of the public they were supposed to be helping between April 2009 and March 2011.
In January last year, former Northumbria police constable Stephen Mitchell was jailed for life for carrying out sex attacks on vulnerable women while being on duty.