- Wayne Scott, 38, was jailed for 19 years in 2013 for a string of sex offences
- Report found he demanded sex from offenders and boasted about sex life
- He also played 'the rape game' and received love notes from girls aged 10
- Force blasted for 'unacceptable' failings in allowing behaviour to 'flourish'
20 AUGUST 2015 | UPDATED: 21 AUGUST 2015 | BY Steph Cockroft FOR MAILONLINE
Now an internal investigation into the police’s handling of the case has revealed the extent of the 38-year-old’s shocking conduct during his ten-year career with the force.
The report described how he made sexual advances towards colleagues, spoke openly about his sex life and also received ‘love letters’ from girls as young as 10.
The highly-critical investigation also revealed how Scott demanded sex from vulnerable offenders and even played what he called ‘the rape game’ with fellow officers.
But the report – which uncovered eight more of Scott’s alleged victims – found the force had a ‘prevailing culture of indifference’ towards the offender and failed to act on 16 ‘red flag’ warning signs which showed that he was dangerous.
Today, Cleveland Police apologised to victims for its ‘unacceptable’ failings in allowing Scott’s behaviour to ‘flourish’ while he served as an officer.
Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal said the case is an example of ‘where we didn’t get it right’.
‘It’s clear from the findings that officers and staff felt unable or unwilling to report or challenge his sexual remarks and degrading behaviour at work, that it was ‘just Wayne being Wayne’,’ he said.
‘Where incidents were reported, we recognise and accept that red flags were missed and the organisation dealt with cases in isolation, rather than joining the dots.’
The report found Scott would boast to colleagues about a ‘s******* phone’ he kept in a locker at work – which he used to contact his ‘girlfriends’ – before showing workmates ‘inappropriate images’.
It also found he had sex with a woman – known only as ‘subject nine’ – while on duty, including at the neighbourhood police office and in the back of a police van.