Merseyside policeman who had sex with a vulnerable woman while on duty jailed for two-and-a-half years

Jailed: David Gibson Credit: Linda Roughly

A Merseyside policeman who had sex with a prostitute while on duty was today jailed for two and a half years.

David Gibson, who was an acting sergeant at the time of the offence, was told by a judge that that night you “pressed your own self-destruct button.”

Gibson, 44, who got the woman to perform a sex act on him in an unmarked police car after virtually blackmailing her, denied the allegation and claimed the forensic evidence against him had followed him masturbating alone in the vehicle.

Sentencing him for misconduct in a public office the Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, said:

he said.

The judge said he had taken an unmarked police car out into the Shiel Road area of Tuebrook “in the hope of finding a street worker to satisfy your sexual needs. You had, of course, no intention of paying for her services.

He said that Gibson had said he could arrest or fine her or “be nice to her” and she opted for the first two but he had no intention of taking those two options:

The judge continued:

He added he accepted a prison sentence would be considerable for him as a once serving officer “but it is no more than your deserve”.

The Liverpool Crown Court jury of four men and eight women returned their unanimous guilty verdict after four and a half hours deliberations.

They heard that the 30-year-old victim said that the offence:

Nicholas Clarke QC, defending, told the court that Gibson, of Kirkman Fold, Rainfall, Merseyside, a married father-of-four, “had brought shame on himself.”

He was the main breadwinner and his family are likely to lose their home and he will lose his job, salary and probably his pension.