Former Nottingham cop convicted over indecent assaults

PoliceA former Nottingham police officer has been convicted after he was found to have indecently assaulted a seven-year-old girl in the 1970s while off duty.

Alan Martin, 71, of Teesbrook Drive, Wollaton, was found guilty of eight counts of indecently assaulting the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, between 1975 and 1978.

He was a uniformed police constable at the time, who had worked at Bulwell, Hucknall and Radford Road police stations.

Martin was found guilty by the jury after a three day trial, he will be sentenced on November 7, 2014.

DC Neil Beddoe, who investigated the case, said:

“Alan Martin was a serving police officer when the allegations were first made about his off duty conduct. An investigation was launched but the victim was so distressed her family did not feel it right to pursue the complaint.

“Due to unrelated matters, Martin was required to resign in 1978.

DC Beddoe then added that the  victim then came forward in July last year in what he described as her ‘search for justice’.

“She has shown significant strength to give evidence and talk openly about what happened to them.

“She was determined to see Martin brought to book for what he did. The abuse has affected her whole life and been in the forefront of her mind. I can only hope this verdict will allow her to begin a new chapter in her life.”

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