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Police officer had sex with teen child rape victim

James Evans (Pic Met Police)
James Evans (Pic Met Police)

A police officer in the UK who was convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old victim of child rape has been thrown off the force.

26-year-old James Evans was jailed for four years and will be on the sex offenders’ register for life.

A court in the UK heard how the ‘vulnerable’ girl performed a sex act in Evans’ car while he drove her home from a session with child mental health services.

He later had intercourse with her at his Ruislip flat after they matched on dating app Tinder in January this year.

The victim had told Evans that she was 16 initially, but he was awair that she was only 15-years-old and still in school when they had sexual contact.

Her victim impact statement was read to the court saying:  “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.’

Her mum found out about the relationship after reading her daughter’s diary and finding photographs of Evans in his police uniform.

She immediately reported him to his colleagues.

Evans admitted during his police interview: “I know it was stupid – I had sex with her, knowing she was 15.”

In court the disgraced police officer admitted six counts of sexual activity with a child.

Assistant 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.

“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.’