Former PCSO Faces Prison

A former police community support officer in Somerset is facing a long prison sentence after being convicted of serious sex offences against a teenage girl.

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Police statement over PCSO conviction

Avon and Somerset Police have released the following statement following the conviction of 48-year-old Lawrence Dunn, of Axbridge Road, Burnham-on-Sea, for serious sex offences.

He was formerly a Police Community Support Officer.

Lawrence Dunn was today found guilty of eight offences committed against a young person while in post as a Police Community Support Officer._

The court heard compelling evidence at the trial which highlighted the gross abuse of his position of trust.

Dunn had every opportunity to plead guilty following this investigation but instead put his victim through the trauma of a trial. The jury found him guilty of eight of the nine offences he was charged with.

Dunn resigned from his post when investigations into his conduct began. He has been remanded into custody for sentencing._

– Avon & Somerset Police

The statement continues:

We are disappointed with the actions of a man who was in a position of trust in our communities. We hope that this case sends out a stern message that any inappropriate conduct from officers within Avon and Somerset will be fully investigated.

– Avon & Somerset Police

Former PCSO convicted of serious sex offences

A former police community support officer in Somerset is facing a long prison sentence after being convicted of serious sex offences against a teenage girl.

Lawrence Dunn was found guilty of sex offences at Taunton Crown Court Credit: David Wilcox/PA Wire

48-year-old Lawrence Dunn from Burnham-on-Sea, was found guilty at Taunton Crown Court of eight offences of sexual activity with a child and one of attempted sexual activity with a female.

Judge Eric Salomonsen said it was a harrowing case and the evidence against him was compelling. It was a gross abuse of trust and of his position as a community support officer.

Dunn was remanded in custody for reports and sentencing later and was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.

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