Jordan Masterson had been on duty when the incident occured (Picture: Andrew Price)
A police officer who had sex with a woman after she called 999 has claimed he was ‘powerless’, a court has heard.
Jordan Masterson, 27, was on duty as a police constable with Cheshire Constabulary in Widnes when he was called to the woman’s home in the early hours of December 28, 2021.
A jury at Chester Crown Court heard the woman, referred to in court as female G, had already been visited by police officers at about 10pm on December 27 after reporting a disturbance.
Opening the case on Tuesday, Duncan Bould, prosecuting, said the woman later called police again and Masterson attended her home at about 12.30am, where she was ‘under the influence of alcohol’ and ‘clearly in an emotional state’.
Mr Bould said: ‘Within a short time of arriving at her home, the defendant turned off his bodyworn camera and engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with female G. Shortly after that he left her.’
The jury heard female G described Masterson’s hand touching hers after he turned off his bodyworn camera and said the ‘atmosphere then changed’ and they ended up in the living room having sex on the sofa.
The woman, whose children were asleep in the house at the time, later made more emergency calls and Masterson returned to her home at about 1.30am, again turning off his bodyworn camera, the court heard.
Mr Bould said: ‘She says during the course of that second visit he told her not to tell anyone about what had happened earlier. He then left for a second time.’
After he had left, the woman called police again and described what had happened, the court heard.
Mr Bould said the woman used the word ‘rape’ when talking to the police call handler, but then clarified that she had wanted to have sex.
The jury was told when Masterson, of Liverpool, was interviewed by police he gave no comment to questions but gave a prepared statement in which he said the woman had ‘instigated’ physical contact.
He also said female G had ‘been in control and that he was powerless’, the court heard.
Mr Bould said relatively large amounts of the woman’s DNA were found inside boxer shorts recovered from Masterson’s home.
He said it was understood Masterson now accepted having sex with the woman, but would suggest he had ‘no control over his actions’.
Mr Bould added: ‘Effectively, it seems he will say female G forced those actions on him. He denies he told her not to speak to anybody about their sexual encounter during that second visit to her home.’
The court heard when Masterson completed a vulnerable persons assessment form after visiting the woman, he wrote that officers should ‘be wary of what this female may do in the future and I urge my colleagues to attend double-crewed’.