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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Bent of Bents Lane

Disgraced ex-police sergeant from Urmston facing jail after having sex with 'bi-polar' woman he was sent to help

March 05, 2012

A disgraced police sergeant is facing jail after admitting having sex with a woman he knew had mental health issues when he was supposed to be helping her.

Father-of-two Peter Jee, 37, had been accused of raping the woman, but the charge was dropped on the first day of his trial at Minshull Street Crown Court.

Jee, who resigned from Greater Manchester Police last January, admitted misconduct in a public office, by engaging in sexual activity with a woman he knew to be suffering from mental health problems.

The sexual activity took place at the victim’s home on August 20 2010, after the officer had arrived to deal with a domestic incident.

Jee, of Bents Lane, Urmston, was charged with rape and the misconduct offence following an investigation by GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Jee originally denied both offences.

He changed his plea on the misconduct charge at the start of the trial.

The court was told that Jee accepted he heard the words ‘bi-polar’ said in relation to his victim.

Judge Timothy Mort was told that Jee still maintained his innocence over the rape charge.

Mark Ainsworth, prosecuting, said after careful scrutiny of the case, it had been agreed it would not be in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution for rape.

The former officer will be sentenced in May.

He was warned by Judge Mort that he was likely to receive a prison sentence.

Michael Lavery, defending, said the change of plea had come after a ‘number of discussions’ with the Crown over the past few days. The judge allowed an adjournment before sentencing so that specialist reports can be obtained on Jee, who was bailed.

He is subject to strict conditions which prevent him having contact with civilian witnesses involved in the case.

A similar restriction preventing him having contact with police officers involved, was lifted.

GMP refused to comment on the case. [Emphasis mine].

Manchester Evening News

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