A Greater Manchester police officer who had sex with a woman whom he ‘had a duty to protect’, and knew she had mental health difficulties, was been jailed for two years yesterday.
Peter Jee, from Urmston, had been one of three officers responding to a 999 call from the woman, who was threatening to take her own life.
The 38-year-old police officer had sex with the woman after driving her home – despite her being drunk and on medication.
Jee pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court.
Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: "Jee's inexcusable actions let everyone down - those that we protect and those that work selflessly to deliver policing across Greater Manchester.
"I want to reassure everyone that we do not and will not tolerate such behaviour.
"The sentence given sends out a clear message that society expects the highest standards from those who have a duty to protect them."
The court that originally Jee denied ever returning to the address, and that once he was being investigated he used police computers to see how close he was to being arrested.
Judge Timothy Mort said: “You abused that trust to take advantage of her vulnerability to satisfy your own sexual needs, and you realised that you might be able to get away with it because of your position.”
Jee resigned from the Greater Manchester Police in January 2011.