A police constable (PC) is facing a prison sentence after having sex with a crime victim inside a disabled persons’ toilet at his police station in Launceston in Cornwall, England.
According to the details, the 43-year-old PC Christopher Wilson sent the woman texts suggesting that sex inside the Launceston police station toilet was “the naughty bit which makes it more exciting”.
The woman was at the police station reporting a crime when she was approached by PC Christopher Wilson wo asked if she “wanted to get with a man in uniform”.
She followed him into the unisex toilet for disabled at the Launceston police station in Cornwell, where both individuals engaged in sex according to the court proceedings.
The police constable admitted to misconducted in a public office and the full charge states, “He willfully misconducted himself in a manner that it debased public trust by having sexual activity with a complainant to a criminal offence while on duty and responsible for the proper investigation of her allegation.”
Judge Timothy Rose told PC Christopher Wilson that he is likely to be sent straight to jail following the misconduct when he returned for sentencing in January.
“Obviously, the court will consider other options but I don’t want to mislead you. You must come back realizing that prison is very high on the agenda,” he said.
However, Miss Susannah Stevens, defending, said Wilson had entered a basis of plea which stated that he accepts acting improperly but he did not expect the woman to go through with the whole idea of having sex in a police toilet.
She stated, “There is no dispute about his significant culpability in terms of the conversation before they went into the toilet or of his actions inside it.
“He says he went to the nearest toilet, which was a unisex disabled toilet and she came in. He fully accepts there was no justification for the sexual contact or that it happened at a police station with a member of the public.
“He should have just been taking a statement from her. He accepts he instigated the sexual comments. He accepts the behaviour was purely his responsibility in terms of the sexual conduct.”
“He is a man of 43 and of good character.”
However, Judge Rose clarified that PC Wilson’s account would not make much of difference to the sentence since he was in enough trouble as it is.
He said, “The case summary suggests Wilson started talking about inappropriate personal matters, which he seems to accept in his basis of plea should not have happened.
“He did make remarks about her being considering getting in with a man in uniform and suggesting she go into the toilet to have a bit of fun.
“She replied to that saying ‘Really? You are working in a police station’ and he said ‘That’s the naughty bit that makes it more exciting’.
“The basis of plea essentially is that he just went to the toilet, and imagine his surprise when she followed him in. He had an absolute duty to do the opposite of what he did.”
Mr James le Grys, prosecuting, said that messages were found in which the police constable discussed sex with another woman, sending her messages even after she left the police station.
Christopher Wilson currently remains suspended from duty with the Devon and Cornwall force until the sentencing hearing in January.