41-year-old Police sergeant, Ricki Vaughan has been sacked after sleeping with a landlady he met on duty and sexting a young barmaid.
Vaughan was said to have gone on two dates with the landlady named only as Ms E, after he drove to her pub in a police car to discuss a charity barbecue. They had sex on two occasions after Ms E contacted PS Vaughan through one of his police colleagues
A misconduct panel heard that Ms E, then the manager at the Wellington pub in Welwyn Village, Herts, suspected she was pregnant after sleeping with PS Vaughan and subsequently turned up at his house drunk one evening, forcing him to call the police to get her to leave.
Vaughan also exchanged messages with a barmaid named as Ms C, centered on organizing some work experience at the force’s control room. He also sent “sexual, crude and cynical” messages about her to a police colleague.
In one of the messages to his colleague named as PC A, he wrote “Odds on me shagging her (hand up emoji).”
PS Vaughan’s messages to the teen were reportedly not professional and were instead “a calculated ruse to get in contact with Ms C in order to be able to gauge whether or not she was open to meeting for a potentially sexual encounter”.
The police officer who was dismissed from the force last week after being found for gross misconduct, reportedly tried to form relationships with a total of four women whom he met as a police officer.
The independent panel which sat on September 21, found that PS Vaughan had:
– Used his position by forming and/or attempting to form relationships with members of the public who he met through his work.
– Failed to treat colleagues and/or members of the public with courtesy and respect.
– Had behaved in a discriminatory way towards colleagues.
– Had regularly spoken about women in a disrespectful way.
The police officer was also found to have made daily comments of a sexual nature about female colleagues passing by the window of his office. One officer, PC Hayley Twist, said the remarks included “she’s nice” and “I know what I would like to do to her”.
Claims of him telling a colleague “your missus has big t**s”, was not found to be proven. Other allegations which include telling same colleague that his 13-year-old daughter was attractive and asking when she would turn 18, were dismissed.