Metropolitan Police Service

Met Police Officer James Evans Fired After Having Sex With Child Rape Victim

James Evans will now spend the next four years behind bars after he was sentenced for having sex with a young woman who was both a minor and a rape victim.

To make matters worse, the 26-year-old was also a cop at the time. The girl was just 15.

Of course, he has since been let go from his profession.

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According to MailOnline, Helen King, the Assistant Commissioner for Professionalism in London's Metropolitan Police Service, said,

PC Evans has undermined the work of colleagues to build that trust. Critically he has victimised a young girl and broken the laws he was entrusted to enforce on others. The only outcome in this case is for him to be dismissed without notice.

Evans met the girl via Tinder, the mobile dating app, MailOnline reports.

They had sex in his apartment and, on one occasion, the girl allegedly performed a "sexual act" on Evans while he was driving her home from a counseling session.

While Evans was on trial at West London's Isleworth Crown Court, the girl apparently said,

I told James I had been sexually assaulted the previous August and now I know he should have acted differently as a police officer.

Evans even admitted to the crime himself. During a police interview, he reportedly said,

I know it was stupid - I had sex with her, knowing she was 15.

Evans' relationship with the young girl was reported after the girl's mother found a diary with the former officer's picture inside.

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Now that he has been found guilty, not only will he serve time in jail, he'll also be a registered sex offender for life. It's all because, as Assistant Commissioner King put it, he abused his position:

PC Evans exploited a girl he knew to be vulnerable and, as she knew he was a serving police officer, abused his position. 'Sexual exploitation of young people, particularly by those in positions of power and influence, has long been very seriously under reported.

Now, he'll have to pay the price.

Citations: Evening Standard, Daily Mail