Liberty responds to HMIC Report revealing hundreds of police officers have been accused of sexual exploitation

08 December 2016

Responding to revelations contained in a HMIC Report that more than 300 police officers have been accused of using their position to sexually exploit people, including victims of crime, Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty, said:

“Police officers who exploit victims of crime for sexual gain are perpetrating the most serious abuse of trust imaginable – and the effect on those victims is devastating and enduring. That they are then let down again by a system that fails to penalise perpetrators makes that violation even worse.

“It’s clear forces are not taking this seriously enough and the Government and police must act immediately to address it – to treat this as anything less than serious corruption and abuse is a national disgrace.”

Contact: Liberty press office on 020 7378 3656 / 07973 831 128 or pressoffice@liberty-human-rights.org.uk