PC James Ankrett was today cautioned to anticipate a prison sentence after confessing to making love with a susceptible domestic abuse victim he was expected to be taking care of
A policeman is dealing with prison after today confessing to making love with a susceptible domestic abuse victim he was expected to be taking care of.
PC James Ankrett, 40, started a relationship with the female after being appointed to assist her following an attack in 2017.
The disgraced officer confessed misbehavior in a public workplace and inappropriate workout of cops powers on the 2nd day of his trial today.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard Ankrett was serving with West Midlands Cops when he struck up a relationship with the plaintiff.
The court heard he started a sexual relationship with her on July 7, 2017, which lasted up until Might 5, 2018.
Ankrett, of Hednesford, Staffordshire, was charged following an examination by the Independent Workplace for Cops Conduct (IOPC).
He today pleaded guilty to ‘pursuing individual contact with the female in order to form an individual and sexual relationship helped with by the usage of cops resources and throughout designated trips of task when he understood or should have actually understood it was inappropriate’.
The judge cautioned Ankrett he might anticipate to be imprisoned.
Ankrett spoke just to enter his guilty plea throughout the ten-minute hearing.
Judge Recorder Christopher Millington QC informed the jury: ‘No doubt that has actually all taken you by surprise.
‘ And there have actually been continuous conversations about this case today which describes the hold-up in you entering into court.
‘ It is not unusual for an accused to reevaluate his position in relation to a criminal charge even as late as this on what was to be the very first day of the trial and he has actually done so and pleaded guilty.
‘ Your job in concerning this trial was to figure out whether the accused was guilty or not guilty of this charge and you have actually spoken with him he is guilty, so I hesitate we no longer require your services to figure out that specific problem so I am going to apologise for what occurred however I hope that describes why it is you have actually been kept waiting today.
The judge bailed Ankrett and bought him to go back to court for sentencing on October 18 (Pictured: Wolverhampton Crown Court)
‘ In relation to the sentencing, this isn’t a suitable place so I am minded to adjourn sentencing in this case.
‘ I will ask for the probation service to prepare a pre-sentence report and re-admit the accused to bail.
‘ I make certain he comprehends that in confessing him to bail I am not making any guarantees regarding the ultimate result.
‘ He must anticipate to get a sentence of jail time at the upcoming hearing and requires to put his home in order, so to speak.’
The optimal sentence for misbehavior in public workplace and inappropriate workout of cops powers is life in jail.
Ankrett was bailed and bought to go back to court for sentencing on October 18.