Serving MPS officer found guilty of rape in Antigua

A serving Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer has been found guilty of raping a woman in Antigua in May 2015.

May 24, 2019
By Serena Lander

PC Lee Martin-Cramp was convicted yesterday (May 23) after being extradited to the island in what is believed to be a legal first.

The court heard that the victim had “trusted him because he was a police officer”.

Martin-Cramp was arrested in 2016 by the MPS Extradition Unit after the rape allegation was made.

He has been suspended from duties and the force confirmed that now criminal proceedings have been completed, the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards will proceed with a misconduct review.

He is due to be sentenced July 11.

Commander Catherine Roper from the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards said: “PC Martin-Cramp has been found guilty of an extremely serious offence by an Antiguan court. The evidence given during the trial included distressing details of how the victim trusted him because he was a police officer, and how he took advantage of that trust in the most deplorable way.

“The officer’s actions fell well below that of any decent person, but particularly a person whose job is to protect people and keep them safe. He will now be subject to expedited misconduct proceedings.”

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