Ex-cop charged with 108 sexual offences

The former police officer charged with 108 sexual offences allegedly recorded the women he met through multiple dating apps.
The former police officer charged with 108 sexual offences allegedly recorded the women he met through multiple dating apps.

A FORMER police officer has been charged with drugging and raping women over the course of a decade.

Sex Assault Squad detectives charged a 50-year-old man over allegations of predatory sexual behaviour yesterday.

The man is a former police officer who quit the force in May 2018 after he was charged by the Internal Affairs Unit.

It will be alleged between 2010 to now, the man met multiple women through various online dating applications.

Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a number of women during the dates, some of whom have yet to come forward.

Acting Inspector Simone Van Der Sluys confirmed the man was a former WA Police senior constable.

The 50-year-old man from Kelmscott has been charged with 108 offences relating to eight female victims, including 34 counts of sexual penetration without consent and 32 counts of aggravated sexual penetration without consent.

He is also facing charges of stupefying in order to commit an indictable offence. He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates’ Court today.

Acting Inspector Simone Van Der Sluys confirmed the man was a former WA Police senior constable.

“We believe that all of the women we engaged with, knew he was a police officer,” she said.

“It will be alleged between 2010 and 2018, the man met many women through various online dating applications.

“It’s alleged on a number of these dates with these women he sexually assaulted them and video recorded a number of these offences.”

Acting inspector Van Der Sluys said the majority of the offences were committed in the Perth metropolitan area and the women who have come forward were in their mid 40s to late 40s.

Police believe more women are yet to come forward regarding the former police officer.

“I want to stress and assure any women out there, that are grappling with that decision, any information they supply to police that it’s their decision if they want to go to court,” Acting inspector Van Der Sluys said.

“I’m appalled, to think that he’s a police officer like myself.

“To think that he worked in this job for a number of years is certainly distressing for me and it’s been distressing for my staff.”

The man was charged after the Sexual Assaults Squad executed search warrants at his home and work addresses.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

Women who have concerns they have been a victim of an assault but who do not wish to speak to police can seek support from the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) on 6458 1828.