A perverted former Kent cop faces jail time after being convicted of sexually exploiting a vulnerable teenager.
Vile Mark Lindow – known on social media as ‘British Bobby50’ – was convicted of rape by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court.
A second man, Kurt Baker, 39, was also convicted of three rapes with the same alleged victim.
Judge Julian Smith told them, âThis was a most serious offense and had a profound impact on your victim.
“There was no remorse and no acknowledgment of what you did.”
He ordered reports to find out what danger they posed to young people in the future.
As Baker was being led away, he turned and yelled threats at Lindow who was then protected by a security guard on the dock. He was then escorted to the cells.
The jury heard that between 2001 and 2015 Lindow was employed as a police officer and received training in community awareness, personal responsibility, respect for race and diversity, and community and customer orientation.
They convicted Lindow, of Grasmere Gardens, Folkestone, of rape, disseminating illegal images and inciting the exploitation of children.
He admitted two charges of indecent photographs and was acquitted of one charge.
The court was twice closed to the public while three brief videos of the vile rapes were shown to the jury who had been warned that they were “extremely graphic”.
Prosecutor Daniel Stevenson said the youngster was the victim of child sexual exploitation by people who have not been identified.
“The teenager was blackmailed into engaging in sexual acts.”
“She was tricked into sending indecent photos of herself to these people,” he said.
âAs a result, the teenager was blackmailed into engaging in sexual acts.
“She had to download an application on her cell phone through which the blackmailers could access her device, and they used it to reinforce their blackmail,” he revealed.
Baker, of Pankhurst Place, Gravesend, had denied all three rape allegations but was found guilty by the jury.
They will be sentenced in November.
“As this case shows, the Internet often remains a dangerous place for children, providing offenders like Lindow with the tools to prepare and abuse vulnerable young people.”
An NSPCC spokesperson said: âLindow and Baker’s victim suffered horrors that no one should be subjected to, let alone a young teenager.
âIt is of the utmost importance that she now receives the support she needs to come out of their sickening abuse.
âAs this case shows, the Internet often remains a dangerous place for children, providing offenders like Lindow with the tools to prepare and abuse vulnerable young people.
âThe NSPCC will continue to press the government to ensure that the online safety bill is not only strong and effective, but has children’s safety at its heart. “
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