Ex-cop faces jail for se­cretly film­ing sex with women

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A FOR­MER po­lice of­fi­cer is fac­ing jail after se­cretly film­ing sex­ual en­coun­ters with seven women.

Jayson Lobo, a for­mer Lan­cashire po­lice con­sta­ble, was found guilty after a trial at Liverpool Crown Court of 11 charges of voyeurism.

The court heard that Lobo, of Wood­fold Park, Mel­lor, had se­cretly filmed women with whom he had been in sex­ual re­la­tion­ships be­tween 2011 and 2015 and stored the images and videos on se­cure “vaults” on his mo­bile phones.

The 48-year-old was sacked from the force for gross mis­con­duct in Au­gust 2016 after a spe­cial case hear­ing found he had shared de­tails, com­men­tary and images from po­lice in­ci­dents.

This mis­con­duct was en­tirely un­con­nected to the crim­i­nal mat­ters.

His crim­i­nal of­fences came to light after one wo­man made a com­plaint to po­lice in 2015 and the other vic­tims were re­vealed after an ex­ten­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

None of the of­fences was committed while Lobo was on duty, although he did iden­tify him­self as a po­lice of­fi­cer on the in­ter­net dat­ing site where he met most of the women.

Lobo had de­nied all the charges and was cleared of a fur­ther seven charges.

Det Insp Tom Ed­mond­son, of Lan­cashire Con­stab­u­lary’s pro­fes­sional stan­dards de­part­ment, said: “Jayson Lobo has shown a bla­tant dis­re­gard for these women who were fully en­ti­tled to feel that these in­ti­mate en­coun­ters should not have been recorded with­out their con­sent.

“He has rid­den roughshod over their dig­nity to sat­isfy his own sex­ual grat­i­fi­ca­tion.

“Com­ing for­ward to give ev­i­dence can­not have been easy for the vic­tims, given the cir­cum­stances, and I would like to thank them and com­mend them for their brav­ery.”

Lobo will be sen­tenced in Oc­to­ber.

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