- A UK police officer allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl he met online and told her that she would 'get in trouble' if she reported it
- PC John Wigglesworth (46) denied that he had committed rape and partaken in sexual activity with a child
- Apparently this is another case revealing the dangers of online networking and dating sites
A girl who cannot be named for legal reasons has stated that after she trusted her body in the hands of a police officer - who she had thought was safe - he ended up abusing and raping her.
She did however add that on at least one occasion the sex was consensual, but on the rest of the occasions she was crying and fighting him off in pain, telling him to 'get off'. This is what she claimed under oath in court.
Wigglesworth admitted that he had used the pseudonym 'John Smith' in communications with the girl, but this sounds like a ridiculous choice - how could she not have suspected something 'suspicious'? This is what meaning people are asking.
She also willingly met him on a dating site and allowed him to pick her up from school, as was reported in court.
Last year, Wigglesworth said that what had gone on physically between him and the girl was just 'kissing and cuddling'.
This woman - who is now in her 20's - took at least five years to come forward with her claim and charge the officer, who is from The Ridgeway, Harold Wood, Romford, Eseex, UK.
The 'relationship' is alleged to have begun in 2007 when Wigglesworth invited the girl to confide her feelings in him regarding the death of a 'close relative'.