Scott Mayor, who worked for Nottinghamshire Police, was first investigated after he was found to have uploaded indecent images of girls onto a Twitter account
A pervert police officer has been jailed after he told his wife he had installed a hidden camera in a toilet to film two teenage girls.
Scott Mayor was first investigated after he was found to have uploaded indecent images of girls onto a Twitter account.
But after admitting what he’d done to detectives Mayor admitted to his his wife that years earlier he had planted a secret filming device in a bathroom to film the youngsters.
She passed the information on to police who re-arrested the 45 year-old at his home in Derbyshire.
Now Mayor, who had worked for Nottinghamshire Police until he lost his job in September, has been jailed for six months.
Passing sentence Judge Jonathan Bennett told Mayor:” If anyone pressed the self-destruct button, you managed to.”
The shamed officer admitted six counts of making indecent images between 2012 and 2015.
Three of the images were of category A – the most serious – two of category B and 49 of category C.
Mayor of Inkersall, Chesterfield, Derbys was arrested at home in April 2015 by Derbyshire Police on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children after he confessed his crime to his devastated wife.
Five months later he was dismissed from his job with Nottinghamshire Police and spiralled into depression which culminated in him attempting suicide.
Andrew Vout, in mitigation, told Derby Crown Court: “What is remarkable is the frankness with which he assessed himself.
“Your Honour knows, sadly in cases like this, involving men finding themselves viewing indecent images of children on the internet, are also filled with excuses.
“This is a man who admits he is attracted to underage girls. That’s a very important feature.”
Mr Vout added that Mayor’s punishment was “the shame, the loss of his job and the utter catastrophe he has brought upon the people he loves and cares about”.
Passing sentencing Judge Bennett said: “You were remarkably frank with the probation service, indicating your issues with 13, 14, and 15-year-old girls. You were also remarkably frank with your partner.
“If anyone pressed the self-destruct button, you managed to, because prior to your arrest you had close family, you had a good career – you have been a police officer for quite a number of years.
“As a result of this you have since endured a spell of depression and attempted to take your own life. You were in hospital for a period of time. And, of course, lost your job.”
Judge Bennett said in normal circumstances the court would impose a community order or a suspended prison sentence, but because of the two counts which involved filming he felt that he had to send him to prison immediately.
Mayor was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register and obey a sexual harm prevention order for seven years.
After the hearing Chief Inspector Paul Murphy, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Professional Standards Department, said: “We welcome the sentence given to Scott Mayor.
“The Chief Constable ordered the dismissal without notice of Mayor when presented with irrefutable evidence of his criminal behaviour.
“Mayor brought shame on himself and betrayed the oath of office he took when he became a police officer.
“This was a gross breach of trust and invasion of privacy in a pre-meditated manner for his own sexual gratification.
“I cannot overstate the gravity of his breach and betrayal of his duty to protect the most vulnerable people in our society.
“Nottinghamshire Police insists upon the highest standards of honesty and integrity from its officers. Those who fall below those standards will be held to account.”