Police Officer found guilty of raping woman
A THAMES VALLEY police officer has been found guilty of raping a woman 15 years ago.
PC Richard Hale, of Peel Place, Carterton, Oxfordshire, was convicted of one count of rape following the trial at Oxford Crown Court.
The 35-year-old, who joined Thames Valley Police in April 2003, was remanded in custody to await sentencing at a date to be confirmed.
A force spokesman said that the officer had met up with the victim — a woman aged in her 20s — on December 3 2001, and they visited pubs in Witney before travelling to a property in Peel Place where he raped her.
The victim reported the... read more
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