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Ex-police officer sentenced to four years for sexual assaults

04/10/2016

A former officer with West Midlands Police has been given a four year prison sentence today for sexually assaulting two women while he was on duty.

PC Stephen Walters, (dob 07/06/1968), committed the offences in February and April 2015. Walters originally denied the allegations but pleaded guilty at Stafford Crown Court on 5 September 2016.

The first assault happened in the back of a police car and the other in the home of the second victim while her children were in the house. Both incidents took place in the West Midlands.

Dan Jones, specialist prosecutor for the CPS said: "Walters' offences are all the worse because he was a serving police officer who the victims trusted but he chose to abuse his position.

"His case shows that no one is above the law and we will work with law enforcement agencies to prosecute anyone who is a significant danger to the public.

"Walters initially denied assaulting the women and pleaded not guilty. However, the women gave clear, consistent and credible accounts. As a result he changed his plea to guilty.

"Without them there would have been no case and I want to acknowledge their courage in coming forward."

Further information

  • Stephen Walters pleaded guilty to two counts of Sexual Assault on a Female contrary to section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
  • The case was referred to the CPS by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in November 2015.

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