- Tyne Tees
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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.
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".
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.
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.
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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.
Former Cleveland police officer Wayne Scott has been found guilty of rape and attempted rape at Newcastle Crown Court.
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