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Police officer asked revenge porn victim to show him nude photos

On trial: Police officer PC Colin Noble PICTURE: SWNS

A POLICE officer asked a revenge porn victim to show him naked pictures of herself after telling her she was ‘ten out of ten fit’ and ‘should be a model’, a court has heard.

PC Colin Noble, 47, an officer with West Midlands Police, tried to pressure the victim to have a relationship with him as part of a ‘grotesque breach of trust’, a jury was told.

Birmingham Crown Court heard Noble pressurised her to show him nude images of her which her violent ex-partner had sent to her friend as an act of revenge porn.

Over two visits to the victim’s home and a barrage of calls between June 23 and August 24, 2017, Noble is said to have made her feel ‘intimidated’, ‘confused’, ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘scared’.

It has also been claimed that on his final visit he went into the victim’s bedroom without being invited, took his shoes off and sat on her bed, and asked her to remove her bathrobe.

After she dressed herself in a dress-shirt, he also asked her to unbutton it while her five-year-old daughter was present in the room and later hugged her, the court heard.

He also told her not to tell anyone about their conversation, and that he wasn’t supposed to be acting in this way, likening it to a doctor ‘shagging’ a patient.

PC Noble also gained sexual gratification from their conversations, the jury was told by the prosecution.

Jurors also heard how the 30-year-old domestic abuse victim made secret recordings of the conversations because she felt uncomfortable.

After he left, the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, called the police who began an investigation into Noble’s behaviour.

Giving evidence from behind a screen, the victim said ‘When my ex-partner was breaching the order, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. I did not feel strong at all. I felt like I was a shell of myself really. My mental health was really bad. It’s hard thinking back. I felt depressed and vulnerable.

‘On the second visit, when he was knocking on the door, I started to get nervous. I have anxiety. When he said, “Let’s see what you are working with”, he was looking up and down my body. I was in shock. I just said, “No”, I did not know what else to say.

‘I was feeling really confused and uncomfortable and a bit scared. He was being inappropriate. He asked me if I had any nudes. It had no relevance to my ex-partner breaching his restraining order.

‘He hugged me and I held my arms down. I did not hug him back.’

Noble, an officer in West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit, denies a criminal charge of misconduct in a public office. The trial continues.