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Police officer pleads guilty to recording couple having sex with police helicopter while colleagues denied the charges

By Mason White 11:03 AM July 20, 2017
Matthew Lucas, Lee Walls, Malcolm Reeves and Matthew Loosemore
Matthew Lucas, Lee Walls, Malcolm Reeves
and Matthew Loosemore
By: Alexis Bell

Police officers in the United Kingdom, were arrested for using a police helicopter to record random people in compromising positions.

Five officers were accused of using an aircraft’s powerful video camera to record members of the public who were having sex and sunbathing naked.

Prosecutor Richard Wright said at the start of the trial on Tuesday, that the recording was a “gross violation” of the victims’ privacy along with a “gross waste of valuable resource.”

He further said the public has the right to expect police helicopters to be used to keep communities safe, and not to record their sexual acts from the air.

Three South Yorkshire police officer and two pilots were arrested after they recorded an eight-minute graphic video, showing sunbathers and people at a naturist campsite.

Matthew Lucas, 42, Lee Walls, 47, Matthew Loosemore, 45, and Malcolm Reeves, 64, all denied misconduct in a public office and are now on trial.

Police officer Adrian Pogmore, 50, was fired after he pleaded guilty to misconduct. According to police, Pogmore knew the couple who was recorded while engaging in sex acts.

Prosecutors said that the couple shared Pogmore’s interest in swinging, and were friends of his. They were aware of the helicopter, but the others were unaware of the intrusion.