Nottingham

Former inspector Russell Dew admits sexual activity with girl

Russell Dew
Image caption Russell Dew took advantage of his victim, police said

A former Nottinghamshire Police inspector has pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

Russell Dew, 44, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday where he admitted the offences, which took place in Newark last year.

Dew resigned from the force and his post as an inspector at Mansfield on 18 August.

He will be sentenced on 19 December and was told to expect a prison term.

'Disbelief and anger'

The incidents took place between February and August in 2010. In one instance, Dew lay on the floor in handcuffs, the court heard.

The girl reported the sexual activity to her teacher and the information was given to police.

Chief Inspector Diane Heydon, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "The nature of these offences goes against everything the role of a police officer stands for.

"Safeguarding children is a priority and yet Dew took opportunities outside work to target his victim and take advantage of her.

"People are shocked and there is disbelief and some anger as you would expect.

"The victim … and her family are working their way through this difficult time - it is clearly very challenging. The plea today has actually spared her going into court and testifying."

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