Pc who filmed himself performing solo sex act in station then sent videos to prostitutes jailed

Pc Luke Smith, a father of two, referred to himself as a "horny policeman" in text messages to call girls in Hastings, East Sussex

16 APRIL 2016 | UPDATED: 16 APRIL 2016 | BY RICHARD CREASY FOR THE MIRROR



A police officer who filmed himself performing a solo sex act while in uniform before sending the videos to prostitutes has been jailed for 15 months.

Pc Luke Smith wept as a court heard how he was on duty when he masturbated in police station toilets and sent the clips from his mobile phone because he "had a fixation with prostitutes."

Horny policeman misconduct prison

Pc Luke Smith wept as a court heard he had “ruined” his career.

Judge Charles Kemp told the 34-year-old father of two, who had an otherwise unblemished 11-year career with the force, he had suffered a spectacular fall from grace.

Sending Smith to jail, Judge Kemp said:”You abused your position. The public must be able to trust police officers and you failed.

“You were regarded in high esteem for your work ethic and honesty. You feel ashamed, sorry and heartbroken but you are wholly responsible. The police force was your life.”

Smith filmed himself in the cubicles at Hastings police station in East Sussex where he was based, Lewes Crown Court heard yesterday.

In text messages to call girls in the town discovered on his phone he also referred to himself as a “horny policeman” after his mobile was seized by the police anti-corruption unit.

Miss Sarah Lindop, prosecuting, said Smith admitted he had been sending the clips because “it was part of his sexual thrill.”

She added:”He said told anti-corruption officers he had a fixation with texting prostitutes. He said he knew it was wrong and he had wanted to stop.”

Investigating officers had found several clips of Smith in uniform after he had filmed himself in the toilets.

During a four year period from 2011 to 2015 Smith had also been texting a woman he befriended after she had called the police to sort out a dispute with a neighbour.

He had subsequently accessed the Police National Computer to discover her personal details to get in touch with her again.

“That was a breach of her privacy and human rights,” Miss Lindop added.

Smith was arrested and immediately suspended from duty in March last year after the woman reported him to senior officers.

Mr James Mason, defending, said his actions of filming himself in the toilets had been stupid, foolish and brought the police force into disrepute and cost him his good name and his career.

He said: “It was an horrific, hideous error of judgement. It was bizarre and unusual behaviour. He has two young children aged two and four who he loves dearly and he is full of genuine remorse.

“He has destroyed his career and dynamited his police pension of several hundred thousand pounds. He has been looking for work as a lorry driver. Being a police constable was a job he loved.

“His children are now living with his now ex-partner. His career is in ruins because of his sexual urges.”

Smith, who wiped away tears as sentence was passed, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to misconduct in public office and illegally obtaining personal data.

notice: Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author(s).


Tagged with: | |

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *