Policeman faces misconduct sentence

PC Adam Rushton
PC Adam Rushton

A police officer from Newcastle-under-Lyme who had sex with vulnerable women he met while on duty will be sentenced by a Crown Court judge today.

Pc Adam Rushton was branded “a disgrace to the police service” last month after being convicted of five misconduct charges.

The 37-year-old was also found guilty of breaching data protection laws while based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

During a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Rushton was accused of engaging in sexual activity with four different women while on duty.

The officer, who admitted being unprofessional but denied acting unlawfully, was found guilty of five counts of misconduct in a public office and a charge of illegally obtaining personal data.

But jurors cleared Rushton of five other misconduct allegations and a second offence under the Data Protection Act. Rushton, who is on bail, will be sentenced at the same court by Judge Murray Creed.