Rapist police officer Wayne Scott trawled police intelligence systems to find personal details of 31 women in the North East, ITV Tyne Tees has learned.
Documents handed to ITV News show that Cleveland Police investigated PC Wayne Scott in 2010 for his use of computers - three years before he was convicted of raping two women and sexually assaulting a child.
Despite the concerns in 2010, internal documents have revealed:
- The police only spoke to 3 of the 31 women who Scott searched.
- One woman alleged that a man fitting Scott's description asked her to find him 12-year-old girls for sexual purposes.
- Cleveland Police did not record the alleged crime, nor investigate who may have committed it.
- They decided to stop investigating Scott's sexual behaviour.
- Scott was given a written warning for his computer abuse.
- A police officer inside the force complained that they had 'ignored all due diligence'.
Cleveland Police say they have since reinvestigated, and have found no evidence that Scott went on to attack any of the women he searched for.