Wayne Scott guilty of rape

A former Cleveland police officer has been found guilty of multiple counts of rape, assault and inciting a child to sexually touch him. Wayne Scott, 37, had earlier pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape and two physical assaults against one woman.

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Wayne Scott: Cleveland Chief would "welcome" review of police pension laws

Wayne Scott's legal entitlement to his police pension has angered many Credit: Cleveland Police

The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police has spoken of her frustration that disgraced former officer Wayne Scott, jailed for rape and sexual assault, is still legally entitled to claim his police pension despite his convictions.

Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer supported her force's attempts to block Scott's access to his pension but discovered that a legal loophole means the 37 year old is able to access it. The force's challenge was to claw back the pension contributions paid in by the police service, funded by taxpayers.

Jacqui Cheer would welcome a Home Office review of police pensions Credit: Cleveland Police

Ms Cheer said "I'd welcome a review of the police pension regulation by the Home Office in order to recoup the money paid in by the police in such cases".

Calls for review after it emerges rapist ex-officer will keep his police pension

Former Cleveland Police officer Wayne Scott was found guilty of rape Credit: Cleveland Police

There are calls for a review of the rules surrounding police pensions after it emerged that shamed former officer Wayne Scott will keep his pension because the rape for which he was convicted was committed when he was off duty. Scott was convicted of rape and sexual assault last week.

Attempts by Cleveland Police to block his pension have so far failed because of a legal loophole which considers when the offences were committed and whether Scott appeared in court for an on duty attack which he carried out.

It's lead to calls from many, including Stockton South MP James Wharton, for the laws around police pensions to be re-considered.

Stockton South MP James Wharton says Scott's legal right to his pension should be reviewed Credit: ITV News

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Full report: Former Cleveland Police officer guilty of rape

A former Cleveland Police Officer has been found guilty of multiple counts of rape and assault - in a string of crimes that lasted many years.

Wayne Scott abused a child and raped two women, one of whom said she was scared to report it because he was a police officer.

The attacks happened while he was off-duty, but ITV News Tyne Tees has learned that there are as many as 11 alleged victims, some of whom say he sexually assaulted them while on duty as an officer.

Dan Ashby reports.

Police: "Wayne Scott is a sexual predator"

"I’m pleased with the outcome given today. Wayne Scott is a sexual predator who has been a disgrace to the office of constable and deserves to be behind bars.

"Scott was arrested in August 2011 following on-duty allegations and subsequently suspended and dismissed. Our objective since has been to discover whether his behaviour was more widespread and to protect the public from him. That objective has now been achieved.

"The offences for which Scott has been convicted of today occurred off-duty but as a police officer he knew better than most the severity of his crimes. He was a disgrace to the disgrace to his uniform and there can be no place for people like him in the police service.

“I want to pay tribute to his victims for their strength and courage in going through the court process and helping us to achieve this result. I hope it sends a positive message to victims of sexual abuse that we will listen to them and support them in bringing people to justice – regardless of the perpetrator’s profession or standing.

“I would appeal to anyone who believes that they may have been a victim of Wayne Scott to come forward by calling officers on the dedicated number 01642 302286 or on the non-emergency number 101.”

– Detective Superintendent Peter McPhillips

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Wayne Scott guilty of rape

Wayne Scott

A former Cleveland police officer has been found guilty of multiple counts of rape, assault and inciting a child to sexually touch him. Wayne Scott, 37, had earlier pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape and two physical assaults against one woman.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of inciting a child to sexually touch him, and one of sexual assault against a child. Today, November 1, he was found guilty of the attempted rape and rape of another woman.

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