A disgraced policeman from Stevenage who abused his position to have sex with vulnerable women has been jailed for three years.
Simon Salway saw every encounter with a young women as an “opportunity for sex.”
He fathered a child by one woman he met when he visited her home to take a witness statement from her.
Salway had sex with others who had contacted the police for help, exchanging hundreds of flirtatious text messages and even sending one woman intimate pictures of his genitals.
At Luton Crown Court yesterday the 39-year-old was jailed for three years by a judge who told him “You have let down the entire police force and its reputation.”
Judge Richard Foster, the honorary recorder of Luton, told Salway “Police officers are in a special position of trust when dealing with such people and the public expect them to act with absolute integrity.
“Your conduct fell woefully short of those expectations.
“Over a period of some seven years, you used females with whom you came into contact in such circumstances as an opportunity to pursue a sexual relationship.”
The officer was appearing for sentence having been found guilty at Luton Crown Court of six charges of misconduct in a public office concerning his dealings with five different women.
He was acquitted of a seventh misconduct charge involving another woman.
He had pleaded not guilty to all the offences.