Jail for sex-attacker ex-PC who was ‘disgrace to his uniform’

JAILED ... former Pc Wayne Scott.

JAILED ... former Pc Wayne Scott.

A FORMER police officer has been jailed for 19 years for sex attacks on two women and a teenage girl.

Wayne Scott, who was branded “a disgrace to the uniform” by his former colleagues, raped his two adult victims and offered a teenage girl, who he groped, cash for sex.

At Newcastle Crown Court yesterday the former Cleveland constable wept and fell to his knees during the hearing, where he was sentenced to a 15-year custodial term with a four- year extended licence period for his crimes

Police have now appealed for any further victims to come forward.

Judge James Goss QC told the 37-year-old: “You clearly have a very strong sexual drive and are prepared to satisfy that urge regardless. You are manipulative, controlling and domineering.

“Your offending has had an enormous impact on the well-being and confidence and lives of those against whom you have offended, destroying their trust.”

The judge said he agreed with the probation service report which concluded Scott’s risk of causing serious harm to females in future is “very high”.

The court heard Scott had warned one victim: “I’m in charge and I’m going to do what I want to you.”

After one attack he posted a message on his facebook page, followed by a smiley face, saying: “Think today is going to be a good day.”

Scott, formerly of Teesside, was found guilty of one rape and an attempted rape in relation to one of his adult victims.

He had already admitted seven rapes and two common assault charges in relation to another woman.

He also pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault and two of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, in relation to the girl.

Detective Superintendent Peter McPhillips, who was in charge of the inquiry, said after the last hearing: “Wayne Scott is a sexual predator who has been a disgrace to the office of constable, and deserves to be behind bars.

“He was arrested following on-duty allegations, and subsequently suspended and dismissed.

“Our objective since has been to discover whether his behaviour was more widespread and to protect the public from him. That objective has now been achieved.

“As a police officer he knew better than most the severity of his crimes.

“He was a disgrace to his uniform and there can be no place for people like him in the police service.

“I want to pay tribute to his victims for their strength and courage in going through the court process and helping us to achieve this result.

“I would appeal to anyone who believes that they may have been a victim of Wayne Scott to come forward by calling officers on the dedicated number, 01642 302286 or on the non-emergency number 101.”

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