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Police Bottom Pincher Admits Assault: But Police Rapists And Sex Criminals Are More Likely To Escape

by | 11th, December 2011

BRADLEY Richards has admitted to the charge of common assault for pinching the bottom of a female  police community support officer (PCSO) on Merseyside. He had originally been charged with – get his – sexual assault. Bit last month – he had goosed the PCOP in April 2010 – the  Crown Prosecution Service accepted a guilty plea to common assault.

A judge at Liverpool Crown Court said the PCSO had suffered “embarrassment, distress and anxiety“. Richards is sentenced to a two-month curfew between 20:00 and 06:00 GMT, running over the Christmas period.

Says Judge David Aubrey QC:

“I am well aware that we are about to enter the festive season. That is one of the reasons why I am imposing this order. I am going to give you an opportunity to reflect upon that which you did and punish you for that which you did.”

Richards got off lightly. Back in September appeared at Worcester Crown Court for pinching an officer’s bum. He pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault. Pitt copped a community service order for 60 hours of unpaid work, and was ordered to pay £100 compensation to the policewoman and £250 costs.

In November 2011, Sam Peters, 19, “laughed when he grabbed the officer’s buttocks with both hands as she opened the passenger door of a patrol car. She arrested him and took him to a police station, where he brazenly told cops: ‘Girls do it to me all the time and I don’t cry about it.‘”

Peters admitted touching a woman in a sexual way without consent and was ordered to do 60 hours of unpaid work at Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.

All wrong uns. And then you read this in the Times, from 2009:

The Metropolitan Police was accused last night of shielding officers against accusations of rape after it emerged that dozens of complaints had not resulted in a single conviction over the past five years. The figures, obtained by The Times, also show that since 2000 only 1 per cent of all public complaints of rape and sexual assault against Met staff were upheld by an internal police investigation. Even then, a quarter of those who faced a disciplinary board were allowed to resign before any hearing and with police pension intact…

Last week it emerged that two women police constables, Julie Facey and Paula Church, are suing the Met for £1 million each over sexual assault and harassment allegations involving three male officers over two years.
The figures are the first instance of the Met providing evidence of its performance on tackling allegations of rape and sexual assault by its own employees. It comes after a promise last year by Assistant Commissioner John Yates to improve the national conviction rate of 5.7 per cent.

However, the figures show the conviction rate drops by half to just 2.8 per cent when the alleged rapist is investigated by colleagues in the Met.

And this:

Brian Paddick, a former deputy assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan Police, has spoken about a case of alleged rape that has “gnawed away” at him.

It occurred in the lavatories at a pub used for a police Christmas lunch and involved a young woman detective and her superintendent. She did not report it, but, weeks later, told two female colleagues, who did.

The Met’s Sapphire team, which investigates sex attacks, spoke to her. She did not want to pursue the case because it would end her career. Sapphire officers felt that she might change her mind but the detective in charge of the inquiry raised the issue of consent.

In January 2004, Mr Paddick chaired a high-level meeting because of the implications for the force. “It was the classic own-up or cover-up scenario,” he said. Weeks on, he was told that the woman would file a complaint but not endure a trial. Then, said Mr Paddick, he was shocked to find that the senior officer had been allowed to retire on full pension.

Oh, and finally, this from 2007:

The man who pinched a journalist’s bottom on live national television was given a police caution yesterday, and said that the prank had been a drink-fuelled effort to “brighten up” the mood during last month’s floods.

Rufus Burdett won 15 minutes of fame when he sneaked up behind Sue Turton, a Channel 4 News presenter, as she broadcast from Oxford last week.Thousands of viewers watched the footage on YouTube, and while some of them were entertained by the former garden centre worker’s antics, neither Thames Valley Police nor Ms Turton was amused.

Despite the latter’s reluctance to pursue the matter, officers reportedly considered sexual assault charges or issuing the offender with an £80 fine before opting for a caution yesterday.

Not common assault. Burdett was charged with public order offence.

Note: Anyone know the outcome of the Julie Facey and Paula Church tribunal?



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