A police misconduct panel has discovered a married veteran PC raped a weak single mom – however was not charged after senior officers dominated it out.
Now-retired Geoff Lloyd, who can 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 mentioned 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 Laptop 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 felony investigation completed on April 30 the following yr the choice was made the allegations didn’t meet the evidential check to be despatched to the Crown Prosecution Service.
The usual of proof for a conviction of a felony offence is far greater than for a police gross misconduct discovering by a civil tribunal
Particulars of the case may be revealed by MailOnline this morning after the police panel revealed its findings on Lloyd and mentioned 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: ‘We now have discovered that in August 2015, he pressured 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 ought to be recognised.
Laptop Geoff Lloyd was a police officer at Cambridgeshire Police, whose HQ is pictured right here
‘In our view there’s 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 weak’ and have become depending on him as he pursued the connection, the woman – who can’t be named – solely discovering he was married on the misconduct listening to.
Find Lloyd had pressured intercourse onto her in August 2015 it needed to take into account why she remained pals with him afterwards.
The panel – chaired by Siobhan Goodrich – mentioned 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 had been collectively 2 months in the past and thought eventually, after 6 years issues had been starting to work. X I by no means gave up hope However I do not suppose ul ever really need me, and I am all the time afraid of you altering once more, anyway x I feel 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 suppose 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 automobile in what it described as him ‘Attempting to be seen by her as a ‘hero’ or her rescuer’.
He mentioned in WhatsApp messages: ‘My mission over the following couple of weeks is to verify the fats bald headed c*** with a crimson warning gentle on prime of him will get thorough nibbled’.
Lloyd later added ‘Did you say BBC will go away the varsity between half 8 and 9 tomorrow? … Planning my day’ and ‘BBC is much more essential 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 screen.
A second lady – who additionally fashioned a part of the investigation – additionally claimed he had despatched her an image of his penis and tried to kiss her in a automobile.
She had been working at Peterborough Hospital and had advised him she wished to affix the police and he inspired her to enroll in a Trip-Alongside scheme the place she might be part of him on a call-out.
The panel mentioned: ‘In our view he exploited her need to affix 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 Trip-Alongside scheme. He was on obligation performing a public-facing function, and one during which he ought to have been appearing with full professionalism always.
‘As a substitute, he used the facility which he had by advantage of his function as a police officer, to attempt to take sexual benefit of her. This was a scenario 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 – attributable to his incapacity and medical situation – however earlier statements made by him denied any wrongdoing.
He mentioned he had solely had intercourse with the younger lady as soon as when she initiated it and so they had an ‘on and off’ affair for about 6 years between 2012 and 2018.
Lloyd denied screenshots he despatched to her regarding her work breached skilled requirements.
The second lady he mentioned had been his pal however he stopped contacting her when she tried to begin a relationship.
Lloyd denied her account of sexual contact or trying to kiss her and mentioned it was unfaithful he had despatched bare footage of himself to her.
Cambridgeshire Police has not but responded to additional request for remark.