Female PC who performed sex acts on married foot fetish sergeant KEEPS her job after claiming he 'brainwashed' her
A FEMALE police officer was today allowed to keep her job – despite having on-duty sex games with a married sergeant.
PC Jemma Dicks, 28, performed oral sex on Sergeant Adam Reed, 40, in a police station during a 10-month fling.
But despite being found guilty of gross misconduct PC Dicks was allowed to keep her job with a final written warning.
Reed had also admitted to having a "foot fetish" and the station sex but quit the South Wales force ahead of the hearing.
A disciplinary panel ruled that both officers committed gross misconduct and that Reed would have been sacked.
PC Dicks claimed she was "brainwashed" into the sex acts at "various locations and dates" with Reed but the panel ruled she was "consenting" and made "informed and deliberate" decisions.
PC Dicks admitted to senior officers having oral sex on "multiple occasions" while the two officers were on shift together.
Despite admitting the misconduct PC Dicks made a desperate last effort to save her job saying it had been her childhood dream to follow in the footsteps of her policeman father.
Panel chair, Emma Boothroyd said sex while on duty and at a police station "was damaging to the reputation of the police force."
But she added: "PC Dicks accepted that it was unacceptable and expressed has brought discredit on the police.
"PC Dicks' conduct had the effect of diverting her attention from her duties and the use of the police station for these purposes was disrespectful to colleagues and members of the public.
"PC Dicks is well thought of by her colleagues in her current post and is considered to be a hardworking, diligent officer
"The panel concluded that a final written warning would be appropriate to uphold proper professional standards and protect the public's confidence in policing."
The hearing was told the warning would stay on her record for the next 18 months.
FOOT FETISH ADMISSION
Sgt Reed previously quit the force ahead of the hearing after admitting a foot fetish and station sex but was also found to have committed gross misconduct.
PC Dicks told the hearing she had been "flattered by the attention" of Sgt Reed after joining South Wales Police and being posted to Roath Police Station in Cardiff.
PC Dicks said: “He seemed really nice. He was really friendly and approachable.
“He asked a lot of questions about where I had come from. He just took a keen interest in my life.
PC Dicks claimed she was left sat at her desk in the police station “for days on end with nothing to do” – so Reed took her out on patrols.
While out on the road, PC Dicks said Reed would ask “personal questions” about her life and relationships.
She said: “I thought it was inappropriate but I didn’t think it was my place to question him.
“He told me that he fancied me from the moment I walked through the door at Roath Police Station.
“He told me that within the first two or three days.”
The pair grew closer as PC Dicks grieved the sudden loss of her father and became embroiled in a ten-month love affair.
PC Dicks first had sex with Reed at his family home in Cardiff while his wife Alexandra, 45, was away. But he then demanded oral sex at the main Cardiff Central station – including in the force's private bar and kitchen.
PC Dicks said: "The first incident that happened, I was working with a male colleague when I received a text from Reed telling me to come upstairs.
"He told me that he was annoyed that I had been working with a male colleague and accused me of sleeping with the male colleague.
"Reed was arguing with me telling me I didn't show him enough attention and I didn't tell him how big he was – referring to his penis.
"Then he unzipped his trousers and undid his belt and exposed his penis before pushing my head towards it and I performed oral sex on him."
Their affair came to light after Reed was accused of taking sneak photographs of another woman officer's feet with PC Dicks in his station sergeant's office.
Sgt Reed was challenged about taking the secret feet pictures without consent – and later admitted having a "foot fetish".
PC Dicks claimed she had been "brainwashed" by Sgt Reed and was "head over heels" in love with her superior officer.
She said: "Reed convinced me that he was vulnerable. He would say to me that he was vulnerable but no one would see it like that because he was a man and that he was a sergeant.
"I was brainwashed by everything he told me. I was head over heels for him.
"The oral sex wasn't forced but it was clear what he wanted. He pushed me down to show me what he wanted and I complied with what he asked of me.
"I take full responsibility. It was a massive mistake and I really regret what has happened."
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