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Police officer ‘asked for naked photos before he raped girl’

Market Drayton | Crime | Published:

A police officer told a teenage girl to send him naked photos, a court has heard.

Cheshire Police constable Ian Naude, 30, is accused of the rape and sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, as well as four charges of attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence and one charge of arranging a child sex offence.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Naude, of Market Drayton, would “pester” the 13-year-old girl, who he met while attending a domestic incident at her house, to send him pictures.

The jury was played a video of a police interview with the girl.

She said: “He was just like, ‘Send me nudes now’.”

She added: “He told me once to write that ‘I love you daddy’.

“He’s not my dad so I don’t know why I’d do that. I was scared.”

The girl told officers he would send her naked pictures and videos of himself.

“I didn’t expect that at all, it was dead shocking,” she said.

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“He was getting creepier and creepier every day so I got scareder and scareder every day.”

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She said she did not feel she had a choice about whether to send the photos.

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Giving evidence over a video link, she told the court: “I was petrified of speaking to him because he was a police officer but I felt like I needed to.”

The court heard that in October last year Naude picked the girl up in his car and took her to a remote spot where he allegedly raped and sexually assaulted her.

Naude admits sexual activity with a child but claims it was consensual.

The girl told officers he had said they were going for a drive and she felt “proper, proper scared”.

She said: “I was trying to push him off but he wouldn’t go. So I kept asking him if we could go home but he was like, ‘No’.”

On Wednesday, the jury was shown footage of the alleged sexual assault filmed on Naude’s phone. The girl told officers Naude took it without asking her.

She said: “He’s a policeman so he could do anything to me, he was dead scary.”

Under cross-examination by Saul Brody, defending, the girl accepted she felt she could not tell anyone because she felt bad she had agreed to it.

But, answering questions from Owen Edwards, prosecuting, she said she had only thought the officer would take her for a drive and had felt “scared” when he asked her to do things.

Naude has admitted 31 offences, including inciting children to engage in sexual activity, causing children to watch a sexual act, engaging in sexual communications with children and misconduct in a public office.

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