Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Police officer admits sexual relationships through work

Darren Heath
Image caption Darren Heath will be sentenced on 27 March

A police officer has admitted forming sexual relationships with three vulnerable women he met while on duty.

Darren Heath, 44, from Taynton in Gloucestershire, pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court to five counts of misconduct in public office.

He denied two counts of rape, one of theft and two more misconduct charges.

These charges include an allegation he used a police computer to research personal information about one of his victims and will remain on police file.

Heath was released on bail and will be sentenced on Friday 27 March.

The offences, involving a total of three women, are alleged to have taken place between 2002 and 2012.

He was suspended from Gloucestershire Police last year following an investigation by the force's Anti-Corruption Unit.

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