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A MAR­RIED po­lice of­fi­cer ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman he had an af­fair with and rap­ing her daugh­ter has been ac­quit­ted.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Mark Glover was found not guilty of three counts of rape, two counts of as­sault by pen­e­tra­tion and two counts of sex­ual as­sault by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court.

Mr Glover, 46, from Pe­narth, South Wales, said that he had sex­ual con­tact with the woman, in­clud­ing in­ter­course, but that it was al­ways con­sen­sual.

He de­nied any­thing sex­ual ever hap­pened be­tween him and the daugh­ter dur­ing his trial.

The South Wales Po­lice of­fi­cer, who has been based at Barry and Brid­gend po­lice sta­tions, told the jury he did not sex­u­ally as­sault ei­ther woman.

He said he had an af­fair with the older woman some years ago which “fiz­zled out”, but that he then had con­sen­sual sex­ual con­tact with her on two oc­ca­sions more re­cently.

The court heard the al­le­ga­tions came to light af­ter the woman wrote Face­book mes­sages to a friend, which were found by her daugh­ter who re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice.

The daugh­ter later told of­fi­cers that she had been raped by Mr Glover.

Mr Glover was in­ter­viewed by po­lice and told them “it is not in my na­ture” to carry out the of­fences he was ac­cused of.

He said of the older woman: “I cer­tainly never forced her to do any of this. As far as I am con­cerned, it has all been con­sen­sual.”

Asked why the woman would claim he had sex­u­ally as­saulted her, Mr Glover said: “I don’t know why.

“I’ve not abused her. I don’t know why she would say that.”

Of the younger woman, he said: “This is just a com­plete fig­ment of her imag­i­na­tion.

“I think she had done this be­cause she had found out I have had an af­fair with her mother and this is her way of get­ting back at me.”

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