COP ‘FORCED HOOKER TO GIVE BLOW JOB TO AVOID ARREST’
A POLICEMAN had sex with a prostitute while on duty, a court heard.
David Gibson, who was an acting sergeant at the time, allegedly got the woman to perform a sex act on him in an unmarked cop car.
Prosecutor Maria Masselis, told the court that Gibson, 44, had been on night duty based at Eaton Road, Liverpool, on November 6, 2014 and in the early hours went out in an unmarked police car, a silver Ford Focus.
She said: “He did not tell the control room where he was going or make any record of where he went or anyone he spoke to.”
Examination of CCTV footage showed him driving around in the Sheil Road area of Tuebrook, an area known to be populated by sex workers, she said.
Shortly before 5am the woman, an alcoholic suffering from drug withdrawal symptoms, who had noticed the car driving up and down saw it pull into a side street. She assumed he was “a punter” but when she got in she saw he was wearing his police uniform and he identified himself as a police officer.
When later interviewed by police she told how “he said he had watched her walking up and down the road. He gave her three options – arrest, pay a fine or he could be ‘ a nice man’ and let her go,” claimed Miss Masselis at Liverpool Crown Court.
When she told him to arrest her he refused and when she told him to give her a fine he said she would be unable to pay it.
“She asked him to be ‘ a nice man’ and let her go and she promised to stay away from the streets. He did not allow her to leave but asked what she could or would do for him before she went.”
“She realised that he wanted her to perform a sexual act upon him. She asked if he wanted her to perform oral sex on him and he acknowledged he did. He drove to a more secluded location to enable that sexual act to take place,” alleged Miss Masselis.
“At his request she unzipped his trousers and he removed his penis. He put his hand inside her top and felt her breasts. She described him as a bit rough, forcing her head up and down on his penis.
“He ejaculated in her mouth which she though ‘a bit naughty’.
“She demonstrated, using her right hand, how she spat some of his semen out and wiped it on the passenger seat. She described herself as feeling sick and disgusted by what had happened. He dropped her back at the same location where he had picked her up leaving her shocked and upset.”
Miss Masselis said when the woman, who is now 30, got home she told her boyfriend and two other people. Two days later a charity worker dealing with street workers overheard her telling another prostitute about the incident and this led to another volunteer worker speaking to her and eventually she went to the police with details of the car.
When the police car was forensically examined a semen stain was found on the passenger seat and when questioned Gibson said she had approached the vehicle “offering to do business.”
He claimed she had given DENIAL: David Gibson him intelligence about local drug dealing although there was no note of him recording the addresses he said she had given.
He denied having sex with the woman and said that half an hour to an hour before he had masturbated to ejaculation into a tissue in the vehicle which he threw out the window.
But forensic examination later showed that the semen stain contained his DNA and also the woman’s saliva.
Gibson, of Rainhill, Merseyside denies one charge of misconduct in public office.
The case continues.