Former police officer convicted of rape after five day trial

The Northern Echo: Wayne Scott following his arrest for rape Wayne Scott following his arrest for rape

A FORMER police officer found guilty of rape and attempted rape following a five day trial had been investigated over allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour for more than a decade, it has emerged.

Wayne Scott, who had already admitted several rapes, wept in the dock as the verdict was delivered.

The 37-year-old had already pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences in relation to another victim who he raped seven times and a sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl.

An investigation is now being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into the circumstances surrounding the former officer’s conduct and force’s subsequent investigation into the offences.

Today at Newcastle Crown Court he was found guilty of attacking the victim on two separate occasions.

Jurors had heard that Scott had ripped off her jeans and underwear before attempting to rape her in his home.

The victim told jurors that she screamed and shouted in a desperate attempt to alert neighbours before the sexual predator stopped and laughed off the attack.

On another occasion the former Cleveland Police officer raped the woman in his car after consensual sex.

The court heard that Scott had raped one woman seven times and assaulted her twice – all charges which he had pleaded guilty to before the trial.

And their gasps from some members of the jury when it was revealed that he had also pleaded guilty to three offences against a 15-year-old girl.

Scott had been facing one charge of sexual assault and two charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual touching.

The Recorder of Newcastle Judge James Goss QC told Scott that he would be sentenced in December.

He said: “I am asking for a pre-sentence report to assess the potential of risk due to the number offences that he has been convicted. There have been other offences beyond those that the jury knows about.”

Speaking after the hearing, Detective Superintendent Peter McPhillips, who led the investigation, said Scott had brought shame on the force and the police uniform.

He said: “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.”

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6:51pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Claude Ted says...

Cleveland Police keep saying they believe the public has confidence in them , I certainly don't have any. The IPCC must have set up camp at Ladgate Lane they seem to spend so much time investigating this force.
No doubt we will hear the usual platitudes from Cleveland Police about 'learning lessons' & 'moving on' etc.
This force should be wrapped up & merged with another force to give it a new start, a new direction & maybe then the public might start to have some confidence.
It beggars belief that a police force with so much experience & expertise in investigations didn't pick up the fact that allegations made against Scott were given such little attention.
Here we have yet another investigation by police into the police so we all know what to expect, priceless!
Cleveland Police keep saying they believe the public has confidence in them , I certainly don't have any. The IPCC must have set up camp at Ladgate Lane they seem to spend so much time investigating this force. No doubt we will hear the usual platitudes from Cleveland Police about 'learning lessons' & 'moving on' etc. This force should be wrapped up & merged with another force to give it a new start, a new direction & maybe then the public might start to have some confidence. It beggars belief that a police force with so much experience & expertise in investigations didn't pick up the fact that allegations made against Scott were given such little attention. Here we have yet another investigation by police into the police so we all know what to expect, priceless! Claude Ted

6:47am Sat 2 Nov 13

stone-rose says...

When its one of their own the emphasis of the crime can easily be swept under the carpet . I was always told to respect my peers and the boys in blue
was top of the pile. now reading this i have different views
When its one of their own the emphasis of the crime can easily be swept under the carpet . I was always told to respect my peers and the boys in blue was top of the pile. now reading this i have different views stone-rose

6:55am Sat 2 Nov 13

stone-rose says...

Another Dirty minded uniformed power mad cretin who abused his position. would like five mins with him . hope he gets butt reamed by a large coloured gentleman,
Another Dirty minded uniformed power mad cretin who abused his position. would like five mins with him . hope he gets butt reamed by a large coloured gentleman, stone-rose

7:19am Sat 2 Nov 13

stone-rose says...

When its one of their own the emphasis of the crime can easily be swept under the carpet . I was always told to respect my peers and the boys in blue
was top of the pile. now reading this i have different views
When its one of their own the emphasis of the crime can easily be swept under the carpet . I was always told to respect my peers and the boys in blue was top of the pile. now reading this i have different views stone-rose

7:53am Sat 2 Nov 13

darloboss says...

time for a good clean out of cleveland police from the top down no wonder its the easiest force to get into sack them all and let durham run it
time for a good clean out of cleveland police from the top down no wonder its the easiest force to get into sack them all and let durham run it darloboss

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