A serving PC in the Met was (yesterday) found guilty of raping a student in Antigua.
PC Lee Martin-Cramp raped the woman on the Caribbean island in May 2015, the country’s High Court found.
He had been on holiday to the island for a friend’s wedding when he attacked the student who is said to have trusted him ‘because he was a police officer‘.
The 26-year-old will be sentenced at a later date.
After an accusation of rape was made Martin-Cramp was arrested in June 2016 by the Met’s Extradition Unit.
The serving officer, suspended from active duties, was extradited to Antigua in September 2018 to face the charges in the island’s High Court.
Commander Catherine Roper, Professional Standards, said: “PC Martin-Cramp has been found guilty of an extremely serious offence by an Antiguan court.
“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.
“He will now be subject to expedited misconduct proceedings.”
Martin-Cramp joined the Metropolitan Police in 2014 and was posted to the Wanted Offenders Unit in Wimbledon, south west London.
He had tried to block his extradition, claiming that being detained in the 18th century prison in Antigua would be inhumane.
But in a legal first, the West Indian authorities convinced a London judge to sign off his extradition with an extraordinary accommodation deal.
They agreed to house Martin-Cramp on a former US airbase with air-conditioning, a fridge and an en-suite bathroom.
A statement from Scotland Yard said: “Now
the criminal proceedings have concluded, a misconduct review will be conducted by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS).” (www.mirror.co.uk)