Police officer jailed for 15 months after abuse of trust
A Midland police officer was jailed for 15 months this afternoon after having sex with a domestic violence victim and sending her inappropriate text messages.
Jordan Powell, aged 31, who was based at Kidderminster Police Station, faced a two-week trial but pleaded guilty before His Honour Judge Tabor.
Powell also admitted sending another female victim of crime inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature.
The officer was once hailed a hero for battling in vain to save the victim of a car accident in Shatterford, near Kidderminster.
He was arrested and suspended from West Mercia Police in July 2012. He will face a misconduct hearing in the near future.
Powell joined West Mercia Police in October 2004. The court heard that he had already received a written warning in 2008 for an inappropriate relationship with a female victim of crime.
His Honour Judge Tabor sentenced Powell to 15 months in prison and said that his behaviour 'undermined public confidence'.
Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Morgan said: "This officer acted in an unforgivable way and abused his role and the position of trust that he had been given. He has exploited his role and targeted vulnerable women for his own personal gratification."
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