A former police officer who secretly filmed women and stored the clips on his mobile phones has been jailed.Advertisement
Jayson Lobo, who denied 11 counts of voyeurism, stood trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
The 48-year-old filmed women who had been in sexual relationships with between 2011 and 2015.
During this time he was a serving police constable for Lancashire Police.
He was sacked from the force for gross misconduct in August 2016 when a special case hearing found he had shared details, commentary and images from police incidents.
This was unconnected to the matters heard in Liverpool where Lobo, 48, of Woodfold Park, Mellor, was heard to have used the internet dating site match.com to meet the women.
The court heard how none of the offences were committed while he was on duty but he did identify himself as a police officer on his online dating profile.
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The judge at Liverpool Crown Court told him he had used the women to satisfy his sexual appetite and caused lasting damage to them. He secretly filmed them and stored the images and video clips in ‘vaults’ on his mobile phone.
Lobo was cleared of a further seven counts of voyeurism during the trial. He has been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
PC Lobo operated in the ‘South Division’ of Lancashire, which covers South Ribble, Preston and West Lancashire.
Lancashire’s Deputy Chief Constable Sunita Gamblin said: “Firstly I would like to thank and commend the victims in this case for having the bravery to come forward and report these allegations to us. Today’s outcome would not have been possible without them.
“Police officers are expected to adhere to the highest standards of behaviour in both their public and private lives and Jayson Lobo has clearly failed to adhere to those standards. He has risked undermining the public’s confidence in the police service as a whole and the fantastic work undertaken every day by the vast majority of our staff.
“We will continue to proactively target malpractice and wrongdoing in Lancashire Constabulary, as we did with this case, to ensure that the communities we serve can have confidence and trust in us.”