A police officer allegedly threatened a prostitute for cheaper sex, a court heard yesterday (Thursday, November 12).
Luke Smith faces a misconduct charge for threatening a prostitute to obtain free or discounted sexual services while on duty.
As well as allegedly twice filming himself masturbating in a police station and sending pictures of sexual material to prostitutes while on duty in uniform.
The 33-year-old constable based in Hastings is also charged with knowingly or recklessly obtaining, disclosing or procuring the disclosure of personal information without the consent of the data controller.
The allegations come from a period between January, 2011, and March 2015.
Smith was released on bail at Brighton Magistrates’ Court and will attend crown court on December 10.
He did not enter a plea for legal reasons.
He was arrested in March following allegations made against him by a female resident.
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