Police Officer Sent Pictures Of His Genitals To Woman

Published on 19 March 2021 by BrickTop

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PC Toby Rideout sends pictures of his genitals to woman he met at a road accident.

PC Toby Rideout said: ‘This is 100 per cent a one-off. I’ve learned from it.

A married perverted constable took a photo of his genitals at a police station and sent it to a woman he met on duty at a road accident.

PC Toby Rideout abused his position by embarking on a relationship with her and hiding it from his bosses.

He claimed he did not know it was wrong to get sexually involved with a member of the public if they were not a victim or a witness, despite being a police community support officer for six years before becoming a PC seven months ago.

PC Rideout said he concealed the affair because he did not want his wife to find out as their marriage was on the rocks.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, texted him and they had sex that night at her home.

Barrister Mark Ley-Morgan, representing the force, said police were required to inform a manager if they entered a relationship with someone they met on duty.

Mr Ley-Morgan said that unless PC Riedout was “living in a vacuum”, he would have known what he was doing was wrong.

The barrister said: “If he genuinely thought he was doing no wrong, why would he care whether or not it was reported to the constabulary?”

PC Rideout’s Police Federation rep Mark Loker said: “At the time, the officer did not think he was abusing his position.

“It is very easy to say he should have known. I should have known the lottery numbers last week.

“There is an expectation that he should have known but that is different from him knowing.”

The hearing was told PC Rideout’s 10-year marriage was “hanging by a thread” although the couple were still living together.

The officer said: “I knew police officers and staff were not allowed to get romantically involved with victims or suspects.”

He admitted discreditable conduct and breaching standards of professional behaviour on authority, respect and courtesy but denied breaching honesty and integrity.

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