Friday, November 16, 2012

UK - Former Worksop cop (Simon Jones) jailed for having sex with vulnerable crime victims

Simon Jones
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So much for being held to a "higher" standard.

11/16/2012

A former Worksop police officer who abused his position by having sex with vulnerable victims of crime has been jailed for two years.

Simon Jones, 32, who moved to South Wales after resigning from Notts Police in September, had admitted having sexual relationships with two victims, including an instance of having sex while on duty.

The ex-constable was sentenced today (Friday 16 November) at Nottingham Crown Court.

Det Supt Jackie Alexander, head of the Force’s Professional Standards Directorate, said: “What Simon Jones did goes against everything that we, as a police force, stand for.”

Jones should have been there to protect vulnerable people and uphold the law, not take advantage of their situation for his own sexual gratification.”

It is right that he has been sent to prison for his conduct; he abused his position of trust and failed to meet the high standards of integrity and professionalism that we expect from all our employees.”

We continue to support Jones’ victims in dealing with a number of issues that coming forward has meant for them. I hope that today’s sentencing shows how seriously the Force deals with the behaviour of this nature and that no one is above the law.”



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