British police officer tricked victim to trust him before he raped her in Antigua

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British police officer tricked victim to trust him before he raped her in Antigua

British police officer Lee Martin-Cramp raped a woman while on holiday in Antigua

British police officer Lee Martin-Cramp raped a woman while on holiday in Antigua (Picture: Facebook)

A Met Police officer has been found guilty of raping a woman while on holiday in Antigua and is set to be sent to jail on the island.

Constable Lee Martin-Cramp, 26, faces a lengthy prison sentence on the Caribbean island, where he carried out the ‘most deplorable’ attack in May 2015.

The PC was convicted by a jury at Antigua’s High Court on Thursday after being extradited to the island in what is reported to be a legal first.

A court heard how he used his job status to trick the woman into trusting him before he took advantage.

Martin-Cramp, who worked for the Met’s Merton borough, in south-west London, is expected to be sentenced on July 11.

The officer was first arrested over the rape in June 2016 by the Met’s Extradition Unit.

PC Lee Martin-Cramp was found guilty after being extradited to the Caribbean island

He was found guilty after being extradited to the Caribbean island (Picture: Facebook)

He has now been suspended from duties and will be subject to expedited misconduct proceedings, the force said.

Commander Catherine Roper, from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards, said Martin-Cramp had been found guilty of an ‘extremely serious’ offence.

She said: ‘The evidence given during the trial included distressing details of how the victim trusted him because he was a police officer, and how he took advantage of that trust in the most deplorable way.’

‘The officer’s actions fell well below that of any decent person, but particularly a person whose job is to protect people and keep them safe.

PC Lee Martin-Cramp will face a lengthy prison sentence on the island after raping a woman

The officer will now face a lengthy prison sentence on the island (Picture: Facebook)

‘He will now be subject to expedited misconduct proceedings.’

Following Martin-Cramp’s arrest in 2016, Antiguan authorities lodged an extradition request which was heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and granted in June 2018.

He was extradited to face court proceedings on the Caribbean island in September.

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