Ex-police officer who was branded a ‘dangerous offender’ and jailed for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl will STILL receive almost half his pension
A former police officer who was branded a ‘dangerous offender’ and jailed for sexual offences against a 13-year-old girl will be allowed to keep some of his pension despite being jailed.
Russell Dew, 48, was sentenced to six years in 2011 after details of grooming and sexual activity with the schoolgirl emerged.
The married father-of-four from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, had groomed his victim in more than 1,000 emails and made her film him as he writhed around on the floor in women’s clothing.
He had served in the police for 17 years when he was jailed in 2011 for a range of sexual offences.
Today the Police and the Crime Commissioner revealed it would be docking the paedophile’s pension by 60 per cent following a hearing.
It is not known how much Dew will receive once he retires having had a number of roles within Nottinghamshire Police and Scotland Yard over 17 years.
Officers are typically awarded one sixtieth of their final year salary for every year worked upon retirement at the age of 60.
A statement released today by the force said: ‘The Police and Crime Commissioner has confirmed that former Inspector Russell Dew will have 60 per cent of the contributions to [his] force pension forfeited.
Dew was jailed in 2011 after a court heard how he capitalised on his experience at youth centres to gain the trust of the girl when her parents had split up.
The pair were banned from seeing each other by the girl’s mother who became suspicious of their relationship but Dew continued to abuse her undeterred, sending her thousands of emails.
In one sordid encounter the pair ‘wrestled’ on the floor before simulating sex with Dew, an Australian national, dressed in tights and a skirt.
Jailing him for six years in 2011 at Nottingham Crown Court, Mrs Justice Macur the paedophile used his experience as a police officer to conceal his depraved behaviour.
‘Your position of trust, and one which involved you at stages of your career an overview not only of domestic violence but also of sexual offenders, would have been encouraged by your work into thinking that you could cover your tracks,’ she said.
Policeman who wore skirt and tights to wrestle with ‘vulnerable’ girl, 13, is jailed for six years
A married police inspector has been jailed after he persuaded a teenager to film him as he lay on the floor dressed in a skirt, tights and handcuffs.
Father-of-four Russell Dew, 44, an officer with Nottinghamshire Police, took advantage of the 13-year-old girl, drawing on his experience at a domestic abuse centre that he had helped to set up.
She saw him as a ‘father figure’ after her parents split up in 2009 and they exchanged more than 1,000 emails including one in which he told her she gave him a ‘good feeling’.
Her mother became suspicious of what was happening and initially told him to exercise caution before banning them from contacting one another.
Ignoring the warning, however, he abused her in his car and at his home in Newark, Nottinghamshire. When she stopped them from seeing one another, they continued to keep in touch through email.