Police Constable Matthew Longmate, 47, was found guilty of one charge of misconduct in public office, ‘for being a scumbag.’
A predatory police officer – with a career spanning 18 years – has been found guilty of misconduct after he and a colleague preyed on a drunk woman in a patrol car.
PC Matthew Longmate, was on duty with PC Daniel Nash in Chesterfield centre, in Derbyshire, when they offered the victim a lift home after an incident at a bar.
Southwark Crown Court heard that Nash, who has since died, had admitted using his job to pursue relationships with 13 women, including victims of domestic violence.
In his testimony, he said that Longmate had also been involved in the incident in the car.
The 47-year-old was found guilty after a four-day trial in London, but he denied the accusations.
His rebuttal was based on claims that it would have been ‘physically impossible’ for the encounter to have taken place in the patrol car.
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They had offered the victim a lift home after an incident at a bar.