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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Helicopter 'deviant' jailed

Adrian Pogmore Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Adrian Pogmore Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Jake Rogerson

A "sex-obsessed" police officer who filmed a couple having sex from his force helicopter, as well as other people sunbathing naked, has been jailed for a year.

Sentencing Adrian Pogmore, Judge Peter Kelson told him: "You, quite literally, considered yourself above the law."

Footage shot by Pogmore and screened at Sheffield Crown Court included graphic scenes of a couple having sex in a range of positions on their suburban patio.

Other footage showed a woman sunbathing naked in her garden, two naturists sitting outside their caravan, and a couple lying naked on sun-loungers outside their home. The court heard Pogmore (51) was "a swinging and sex-obsessed air observer" who was referred to as the "team deviant" by other members of the air support unit at South Yorkshire Police.

Pogmore, of Whiston, Rotherham, admitted four counts of misconduct in a public office last month, on the day his trial was due to start. He has been sacked by South Yorkshire Police.

Two other police officers and two helicopter pilots were tried and cleared of the same offence after telling a jury they had no idea what Pogmore was doing with the high-powered camera on board the aircraft.

Irish Independent

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