Officer 'raped woman at station'
A former police officer has gone on trial accused of raping two women, including one while he was on duty at a police station.
Trainee detective Timothy Jones allegedly attacked the woman after she was called to the station to discuss her complaint about a separate rape.
He also allegedly raped another woman at her home in 2007.
Mr Jones, from Rhyl, Denbighshire, denies three counts of rape and the trial continues at Mold Crown Court.
The court heard how the first woman, a heroin addict, had told police she had been raped by three men, but was called to St Asaph Police Station to be told the complaint would not be investigated further.
Mr Jones, at the time a trainee detective with the North Wales force, allegedly took the woman to a side room and forced her to perform a sex act.
Prosecutor Robin Spencer QC said the woman protested and said she was not going to do it, when Mr Jones told her: "You are, you know you are."
Mr Spencer claimed the officer then said, "Let's finish this off", and raped her.
The court heard Jones had not believed the woman's original allegation that she was raped by three men and her dress had not been sent off for forensic examination.
Mr Jones later claimed that was because a superintendent had said it was not worth the cost involved, but that was not the case, said Mr Spencer.
Mr Jones faces two rape charges following the allegation in the police station in August 2006.
He is also charged with raping another woman between March and July 2007 at her home.
The court heard how he visited the second woman at her bedsit after she had made a complaint to police, then returned to her home a week later and raped her.
Mr Jones resigned from the force in April 2008 ahead of disciplinary procedures after other allegations of a sexual nature.
The jury was told that in March 2008, the defendant, a married man and a father, was cleared of a sexual offence against a woman he had met at the police station.
However, in evidence at that trial, he admitted he had been to the woman's home while off duty and engaged in sexual activity.
Following that complaint, police checked his mobile phone, contacted women he had rung, and the two women made the rape complaints.
There were also allegations that he had behaved in a sexually inappropriate way towards other women, the jury heard.
Mr Spencer said it was an unusual case and told the jury "truth is sometimes stranger than fiction".
Both rape complainants were vulnerable women whose complaints of crime the defendant was supposed to be investigating, he said.
"The two women did not know each other. The complaints of rape were made entirely independent of each other," he added.
"The prosecution say that the inescapable conclusion, sadly, is that the defendant grossly breached the trust which is the hallmark of the relationship between the police and the public and that he committed very serious offences."
The trial, before a jury of six men and six women, is expected to last two weeks. THE BBC