A police misconduct panel has discovered a married veteran PC raped a susceptible single mom – however was not charged after senior officers dominated it out.
Now-retired Geoff Lloyd, who can also be a father-of-one, was accused of sexually assaulting the younger lady earlier than telling her the following morning ‘You actually did not need that did you?’.
The Cambridgeshire Constabulary officer was stated to have gone on to complain ‘You made it laborious for me’ earlier than then sending her sister a message saying he thought she had psychological well being points.
Whereas the girl, now 31, didn’t report the August 2015 incident on the time, in June 2018 the Police Requirements Division started investigating him over a distinct matter.
Lloyd – who denies any wrongdoing – was arrested on suspicion of Misconduct in a Public Workplace and Pc Misuse and interviewed below warning.
It was throughout this investigation contact with two ladies was found and on December 12, 2018, one made the allegation of rape.
However when the prison investigation completed on April 30 the following 12 months the choice was made the allegations didn’t meet the evidential take a look at to be despatched to the Crown Prosecution Service.
The usual of proof for a conviction of a prison offence is far greater than for a police gross misconduct discovering by a civil tribunal
Particulars of the case might be revealed by MailOnline this morning after the police panel revealed its findings on Lloyd and stated he would have been dismissed. His spouse attended with him and gave a personality assertion supporting him saying he was ‘caring and useful to everybody’.
The panel dominated: ‘Now we have discovered that in August 2015, he compelled sexual activity upon her to which she had not consented.
‘It additionally appears to us that the truth that he was ‘besotted’ – or obsessed – by her must be recognised.
Computer Geoff Lloyd was a police officer at Cambridgeshire Police, whose HQ is pictured right here
‘In our view there may be nothing within the proof earlier than us to counsel that Mr Lloyd has been, or will ever be, in a position to recognise that his behaviour was wholly inappropriate for somebody working able of public service and belief.’
Textual content messages from Lloyd to the girl
Lloyd – who failed in his try to make the listening to personal over an acute medical incapacity – joined Cambridgeshire Police on January 27, 2003, however retired in December 2018 after 17 years of service.
The Cambridgeshire Police officer had met the girl in September 2008 when she was simply 19 and concerned in a street visitors accident.
She was described as being ‘lonely and susceptible’ and have become depending on him as he pursued the connection, the girl – who can’t be named – solely discovering he was married on the misconduct listening to.
Find Lloyd had compelled intercourse onto her in August 2015 it needed to think about why she remained associates with him afterwards.
The panel – chaired by Siobhan Goodrich – stated he had moved to ‘manipulate her by attempting to make her really feel sorry for him’.
A poorly spelled October 7, 2015, message to her learn: ‘I actually thought we have been collectively 2 months in the past and thought ultimately, after 6 years issues have been starting to work. X I by no means gave up hope However I do not suppose ul ever actually need me, and I am all the time afraid of you altering once more, anyway x I believe a lot of you, that it simply hurts extra to have contact like this and never be with u.
‘So I will do what you counsel and go the opposite route now. I am no good at being alone. I do know what I would like bur I assume it will not occur now….’
Lloyd was discovered to have made advances on a employee at Peterborough Hospital on the listening to
The listening to discovered at one level Lloyd boasted about focusing on her ex boyfriend and even stopped his automotive in what it described as him ‘Making an attempt to be considered by her as a ‘hero’ or her rescuer’.
He stated in WhatsApp messages: ‘My mission over the following couple of weeks is to verify the fats bald headed c*** with a crimson warning mild on high of him will get thorough nibbled’.
Lloyd later added ‘Did you say BBC will depart the college between half 8 and 9 tomorrow? … Planning my day’ and ‘BBC is much more necessary than a bloody knife level theft’.
The panel additionally discovered he despatched force-related footage to her on his cellphone.
They included certainly one of a street visitors collision and a police incident display.
A second lady – who additionally shaped a part of the investigation – additionally claimed he had despatched her an image of his penis and tried to kiss her in a automotive.
She had been working at Peterborough Hospital and had informed him she needed to hitch the police and he inspired her to enroll in a Journey-Alongside scheme the place she may be part of him on a call-out.
The panel stated: ‘In our view he exploited her need to hitch the police with a view to his personal sexual gratification.
‘He abused the belief positioned in him by the police service in reference to the Journey-Alongside scheme. He was on obligation performing a public-facing function, and one by which he ought to have been performing with full professionalism always.
‘As a substitute, he used the ability which he had by advantage of his function as a police officer, to attempt to take sexual benefit of her. This was a state of affairs which plainly concerned an imbalance of energy and authority. His behaviour in the direction of her was predatory.’
Lloyd didn’t give dwell proof to the misconduct panel – resulting from his incapacity and medical situation – however earlier statements made by him denied any wrongdoing.
He stated he had solely had intercourse with the younger lady as soon as when she initiated it they usually had an ‘on and off’ affair for about 6 years between 2012 and 2018.
Lloyd denied screenshots he despatched to her referring to her work breached skilled requirements.
The second lady he stated had been his buddy however he stopped contacting her when she tried to begin a relationship.
Lloyd denied her account of sexual contact or making an attempt to kiss her and stated it was unfaithful he had despatched bare footage of himself to her.
Cambridgeshire Police has not but responded to additional request for remark.