Police officer, 40, used position to ‘forge’ sex with 12 vulnerable women
Derbyshire PC, 40, used her position to ‘forge’ sex with 12 vulnerable women who were ‘victims, witnesses or suspects’ in domestic violence cases while a 46-year-old colleague ‘had sex with one of them”, according to the court
- Two police officers are accused of having sex with vulnerable women
- Daniel Nash, 40, of Derbyshire is said to have ‘chased’ the 12 women
- Colleague Matthew Longmate, 46, faces misconduct charge in court
A former police officer used his position to “forge” sexual relationships with a dozen vulnerable women, a court has heard.
Daniel Nash, 40, faces 13 charges of misconduct in public office while his former Derbyshire colleague PC Matthew Longmate, 46, faces one misconduct charge.
Nash allegedly “initiated and continued” sexual relationships with 12 women between January 2015 and December 2020.
Both Nash and PC Longmate are accused of “engaging in sexual acts” with the same woman on October 4, 2015.
Nash gave no indication of a plea while PC Longmate indicated through his attorney that he would plead not guilty to the only misconduct charge he faces.
Nash and PC Longmate, both from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court wearing dark suits.
Former PC Daniel Nash, 40, pictured arriving in court, faces 13 charges of misconduct in public office
The first charge, which the two officers face jointly, reads: “Between October 3, 2015 and October 5, 2015 in Chesterfield, while acting as a public officer, namely a police officer , willfully and without excuse or reasonable justification, you misconducted yourself in a manner that amounted to an abuse of the public trust in the incumbent by engaging in sexual acts.
The rest of the charges, which only Nash faced, read: “In acting as a public officer, namely a police officer, you have willfully and without reasonable excuse or justification misconducted yourself to a manner that amounts to an abuse of public trust in the incumbent office by initiating and continuing a relationship.
Prosecutor Jocelyn Ledward said: ‘The allegation against Mr Nash is that he used his position as a police officer to engage in sex with a number of women in the public or at least seek to do so.
“These were all women he would only have met because of his position as a police officer and his duties.
“Many complainants appear to have been vulnerable either generally or at a particular time in their lives, often as victims, witnesses, particularly in relation to domestic violence cases, or… suspects.
Former PC Matthew Longmate, 46, faces misconduct charge at Westminster Magistrates Court
“The prosecution case is indeed that he was pursuing these relationships.
“They range from effectively trying to kiss…to conducting sex that sometimes lasts for years.”
The prosecutor explained that the joint misconduct charge alleges that the two officers engaged in sexual acts with an intoxicated woman after she was kicked out of a nightclub on October 4, 2015.
District Judge Michael Snow granted bail to the defendants ahead of a plea and pre-trial hearing on October 18 at Southwark Crown Court.
He said: “Between now and then… you are forbidden to have any contact of any kind with each other.”
‘Similarly, you are prohibited from directly or indirectly contacting each of the complaints cited in the indictment.’