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Monday, 11 June, 2001, 11:58 GMT 12:58 UK
Police inquiry into 'sexual favours'
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Police have confirm that a trainee officer has been suspended for allegedly letting a woman driver off a speeding offence in return for sexual favours.

Gwent Police - which covers the south east Wales area - has launched an inquiry into the claims which concern an unnamed probationary officer.


She alleges that he told her she could perform a sex act rather than be taken to the station

Gwent Police spokesman

A Gwent police spokesman said the woman - who is in her early-20s - claimed she had been stopped for an initial driving offence and presented with two options.

"She said he gave her the choice of sexual favours of taking her into the station," he said.

"She opted for the sexual favours."

It is understood that the woman agreed believing she would be in the clear.

But sources say the trainee - who was on the beat in the force's Caerphilly division - later tracked her down to her home and allegedly demanded more sex. The woman refused and reported him to his seniors.

A Gwent police spokesman added: "As far as we know the story is true.


She opted for the sexual favours and that was that. But then she alleges that he tracked her down, knocked at her door and asked for more and she decided to complain

Gwent Police spokesman

"The allegations are that a probationary officer stopped a woman in her car and told her she had committed a traffic offence.

"She alleges that he told her she could perform a sex act rather than be taken to the station.

"She opted for the sexual favours and that was that. But then she alleges that he tracked her down, knocked at her door and asked for more and she decided to complain.

"The officer has been suspended while these allegations are being looked into."

The trainee officer could be sacked if found guilty and could also face criminal charges.

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