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Police support officer charged after three affairs with women he met on job

A police community support officer has been charged with misconduct in a public office after alleged affairs with women he met through his work.

Peter Mark Bunyan, 38, who works for Devon and Cornwall Police in Cornwall, has been charged with six counts relating to three women, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said today.

The IPCC said it is managing an investigation being carried out by the force, and that Bunyan, who is reportedly married with children, is due to appear in front of magistrates in Truro on November 3.

He faces two charges of abusing his position to have sexual relationships with women, one of sending "sexualised text messages" to a third woman while on duty and three charges of accessing all three women's police computer records.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between February 2007 and January this year. One of the sexual relationships is alleged to have lasted for three years, according to the charges.

An IPCC spokesman said: "The Independent Police Complaints Commission is managing an investigation by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary that has led to police community support officer Peter Mark Bunyan being charged with six counts of misconduct in public office.

"The 38-year-old Mr Bunyan is based at Camborne police station and was charged this week with the six counts in relation to three women.