Sex-on-duty PCSO guilty of misconduct
A married PCSO was yesterday found guilty of misconduct after he slept with four vulnerable women while he was supposed to be on uniformed patrol.
Peter Bunyan, 40, used the police database as a “dating agency” by tracking down phone numbers and addresses of attractive women on his beat.
Father-of-two Bunyan had affairs with the women before and during his policing shift – sleeping with one up to ten times when he was on duty.
Bunyan admitted wasting police time but insisted he had not neglected his duty because he kept his radio on during the trysts while working for Devon and Cornwall police.
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The former car park worker denied 12 charges of misconduct in a public office but was found guilty of eight counts following a three week trial at Taunton Crown Court.
He was convicted of sleeping with four women and illegally accessing data relating to three women on the Criminal Information System.
The jury acquitted Bunyan of having an affair with a fifth woman and falsely borrowing money from her, as well as looking up the woman and two others on the computer.
Bunyan, of Redruth, Cornwall, remained emotionless as the verdicts were returned at Taunton Crown Court yesterday.
Judge Graham Hume Jones remanded disgraced Bunyan in custody following his convictions.
Bunyan stated his affairs never got in the way of his duty but admitted to sleeping with one woman up to ten times when he was supposed to be on patrol.
“I would not say I was abusing my position, but I was not doing what I should have been doing,” he said.
He will be sentenced today.