A Metropolitan Police officer convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old child rape victim he met online has been thrown out of the force. James Evans, 26, formerly based in Ealing, was sentenced to four years in jail in August and he will be on the sex offenders’ register for life.
Isleworth Crown Court heard how the ‘vulnerable’ girl performed a sex act in Evans’ car while he drove her home from a session with child mental health services.
He later had intercourse with her at his Ruislip flat after they matched on dating app Tinder in January this year. Jurors heard the victim initially told Evans she was 16, but that he knew she was 15 and still at school before they had any sexual contact.
In her victim impact statement read to the court, she said: ‘I now know he took full advantage of my vulnerabilities. ‘I told James I had been sexually assaulted the previous August and now I know he should have acted differently as a police officer.’
Assistant Commissioner Helen King said: ‘PC Evans exploited a girl he knew to be vulnerable and, as she knew he was a serving police officer, abused his position. ‘The only outcome in this case is for him to be dismissed without notice.’