A police officer has just been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being caught raping an infant by one of his fellow officers.
Ex-police officer Dean Roberts, 48, filmed himself abusing a helpless infant while on duty, and then distributed the footage to other pedophiles through a messaging app, according to The Free Thought Project.
Another pedophile was caught by Robert’s fellow officers-also a government employee-who had received the disgusting footage from Roberts and then traced it back to one of their own.
When the former officer from the South Wales police department was arrested, authorities discovered Roberts had been plotting with other pedophiles to jointly abuse more children and to make and distribute the footage.
Once arrested, the sick officer admitted to sexual assault of a child, rape, and possessing and distribution of indecent images of children.
Robert’s partner in crime was another state employee, a man by the name of John Guess who according to reports, was a state attorney who at the time was working for the Welsh government as a legal adviser.
“Guess was sentenced to 26 years in prison earlier this month after he was caught abusing two other young girls. According to the court, Guess was also caught taking photos of children as they got changed at swimming pools,” according to The Free Thought Project.
“Today’s sentences reflect the gravity of the crimes that have been committed. The two people responsible for the appalling abuse of a number of very young children have now been brought to justice,” said Detective Wendy Gunney, following the sentencing of both Roberts and Guess. “The investigation uncovered extremely disturbing child abuse evidence and the guilty pleas have ensured that the jury were spared from viewing evidence that would have been extremely traumatic.
Gunney continued, “Today’s sentence does not mark the end of our investigations and we will work tirelessly to identify any other victims or witnesses and seek the justice they deserve.”
In 2016, The Free Thought Project published a study titled, “Police Integrity Lost: A Study of Law Enforcement Officers Arrested”, that took a hard look at those who are meant to protect us and our children from predators such as Roberts and Guess.
“Police crimes are not uncommon,” the study’s lead researcher Philip M. Stinson concluded. “Our data directly contradicts some of the prevailing assumptions and the proposition that only a small group of rotten apples perpetrate the vast majority of police crime.” Although nearly 60 percent of the crimes “occurred when the officer was technically off-duty,” Stinson wrote, “a significant portion of these so-called off-duty crimes also lies within the context of police work and the perpetrator’s role as a police officer, including instances where off-duty officers flash a badge, an official weapon, or otherwise use their power, authority, and the respect afforded to them as a means to commit crime.”
The study found that in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, 72 percent of the officers were fired, and more than 80 percent resulted in convictions. There were 422 reported cases of forcible and statutory rape, 352 cases of forcible fondling and 94 sodomy cases over the seven years of the study, which Stinson called “larger than expected based on the existing research.” The data search turned up 174 examples of male officers arrested in cases of “Driving While Female,” in which women drivers were harassed or assaulted. About 82 percent of those cases ended in convictions, according to The Free Thought Project.
When someone finds themselves the victim at the hands of a police officer, who do they report to?
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