COP CLEARED OF ‘SEX ATTACKS’ ON MUM & DAUGHTER
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.”