Paedophile police officer based in Greenwich jailed for child sex offences

BY CALUM FRASER
calum@slpmedia.co.uk

A paedophile police officer has been jailed after he was found guilty of a litany of offences against children.

David Rodley, of Ashcroft Avenue in Sidcup, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act, four counts of sexual communication with a child and three counts of attempting to permit indecent images of a child to be taken.

The three victims, who were abused between August and November 2017 by 30-year-old Rodley, were aged between 14 and 15.

Rodley was a Met special constable based at Greenwich when he was arrested by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

He was also found in possession of MDMA, cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, and was found guilty of possession of a bladed article, resisting arrest and perverting the course of justice.

The sex beast was jailed for nine years at Oxford Crown Court on September 13 with an extended licence period of five years.

He was issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which will run indefinitely.

Detective Inspector Mike Hall, from SEROCU, leading the investigation, said: “While these crimes were not linked to Rodley’s role as a special constable in any way, his actions were an utter contradiction of someone whose role is to protect and serve the public.

“These offences will understandably have a far-reaching impact on the victims. “Our priority is to protect children from sexual exploitation from those who seek to do them harm.

“I would like to commend the bravery of the victims in this case and the strength they have shown.

“Should anyone have any other information in relation to Rodley’s offending, please make contact with your local force.

“If anyone has been a victim of child sexual abuse, I would urge you to report it to your local police force.

“We will always follow up allegations of abuse, no matter when they occurred.

“Victims can talk in confidence to experienced investigators and we can also help them get access to a range of other support services.”

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