Police constable, 38, 'had sex with woman being investigated'

Police constable, 38, ‘had sex with woman being investigated for harassment and with a mother after she reported theft of her son’s phone’

  • Oliver Perry-Smith, of Thames Valley Police, is facing four misconduct charges 
  • He is accused of having sex with woman being investigated for harassment 
  • The officer is also accused of sleeping with a woman reporting son’s phone theft 

A police constable has appeared in court charged with misconduct in public office after allegedly having sex with a woman being investigated for harassment and with a mother who reported the theft of her son’s phone.   

Oliver Perry-Smith, 38, who serves with Thames Valley Police, faces four misconduct charges and two counts of unauthorised access to computer material, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

He is accused of abusing public trust through acts including having a sexual relationship with a woman who he met through his job between October 2015 and December 2016.

Reading Crown Court heard the woman had been accused of harassment and Perry-Smith had been dealing with her case.

Perry-Smith is also charged with misconduct over allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a woman between March 2015 and October 2018, who had reported the theft of her son’s phone and who he also met when he was working on the case.

Thames Valley Police Officer, Pc Oliver Perry-Smith, 38, outside East Berkshire Magistrates’ Court in Sloug

He is accused of three counts of misconduct in public office and two of computer misuse

He is also charged with obtaining personal information about another woman he met in a shop in Newbury while on duty.

The court heard how he allegedly visited her home for non-police reasons and made ‘inappropriate remarks’ in February 2019.

The constable is also accused of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual relationships with female members of the public while on duty and wearing uniform over more than five years from September 2014 to November 2019.

He is accused of abusing public trust through acts including having a sexual relationship with a woman who he met through his job between October 2015 and December 2016. Reading Crown Court heard the woman had been accused of harassment and Perry-Smith had been dealing with her case

Perry-Smith allegedly used the police national computer system to find personal information about a woman, and data about another person, both in 2019.

The constable wore a grey overcoat, a dark hat, a dark face mask and a suit to the hearing on Tuesday.

Judge Edward Burgess released Perry-Smith on bail and he will next appear at Reading Crown Court on March 30.

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