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Police officer admits sex with women while on duty

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

By John Hawkins

Former West Mercia police constable Ian Langford, who admitted sex on duty

Former West Mercia police constable Ian Langford, who admitted sex on duty

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A former Herefordshire policeman choked back tears as he admitted having sex with two women while he was on duty as a constable.

Ian Langford of Church View, Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, was a serving officer when he abused his position to befriend and have sexual relations with the two women.

He pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court to misconduct in public office in that "while acting as a constable you improperly used your office to engage in an acquaintanceship and intimate relationship and engage in sexual activity while on duty."

The charge relating to the first woman, from Hereford, was dated between May 11 and August 1 in 2012, while the second charge, relating to a woman from Ledbury, was between June 11, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

As Langford said the word "guilty" to each charge he was clearly on the verge of tears.

Wearing glasses and with a short neatly trimmed beard Langford, who is tall and slim with greying hair, was dressed in a dark suit and tie.

Judge Jamie Tabor QC ruled that the two women with whom Langford had relationships cannot be identified. Simon Hunka, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report. He adjourned sentence until June 24 and bailed Langford until that date. But he warned Langford not to expect anything other than a jail term.

"You are experienced enough to know what the likely sentence is going to be," said the judge.

He asked if Langford had been subjected to any disciplinary proceedings or suspension but Mr Hunka said he was no longer a serving officer.

The judge also asked if Langford had an exemplary record up until the offences but Mr Hunka said he had not. "He was docked 13 days pay over a similar incident which was not taken to court," said Mr Hunka.

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  • StanStill  |  May 30 2014, 7:48AM

    Good job all the people who have had affairs at work etc etc were sent to prison, the prisons would be full.

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