Former police officer, James Boyle, convicted of rape when on duty 39 years ago
A former Cambridgeshire Police officer has been convicted of raping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl over a five-year period more than 30 years ago.
James Boyle, now 69, was found guilty of two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault at Cambridgeshire Crown Court.
The court heard that Boyle, who was a serving police officer at the time of the offences, abused the victim, who was a teenager, at a number of locations around the country. The abuse began in 1986 and ended in 1991.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reported the abuse to police in 2018 after an exchange of messages on social media.
Boyle was due to be sentenced at Cambridgeshire Crown Court on May 25 but this has been pushed back to 26 June.
DS Carla Hillyer said: “I would like to remind anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse that it is never too late to come forward. There is help available and you will be believed.”
If you would like to speak with the abuse team here at Bolt Burdon Kemp because you have suffered sexual assault or abuse, please feel free to contact me or one of the team and we can discuss bringing a claim for compensation.