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Policewoman, 28, claims she was ‘brainwashed’ into performing sex acts on married sergeant

A rookie policewoman claims she was ‘brainwashed’ into performing sex acts on a married sergeant while on duty. 

PC Jemma Dicks, 28, admitted she was ‘flattered by the attention’ of burly Adam Reed, 40, when she started under him on patrols with South Wales Police.

But she confessed it was a ‘massive mistake’ to begin their ten-month affair when the sex-on-duty scandal was discovered.

PC Dicks is now battling to save her career although Reed has since quit the force after admitting a foot fetish and station sex.

The pair were said to have conducted a ‘clumsy and awkward affair’ which led to her performing oral sex on her superior on at least three occasions at Cardiff Central police station.

She told a disciplinary hearing: ‘I was brainwashed by everything he told me. I was head over heels for him.

‘The oral sex wasn’t forced but it was clear what he wanted. He pushed me down to show me what he wanted and I complied with what he asked of me.

‘I take full responsibility. It was a massive mistake and I really regret what has happened.’

PC Dicks first had sex with Reed at his family home in the Welsh capital while his wife Alexandra, 45, was away. 

But he then demanded oral sex at the main Cardiff Central station – including in the force’s private bar and kitchen.

PC Dicks said: ‘Reed convinced me that he was vulnerable. He would say to me that he was vulnerable but no one would see it like that because he was a man and that he was a sergeant.’

The hearing was told Reed took a photo of PC Dicks performing oral sex on his mobile phone – but she denied knowing about it.

She said: ‘Reed did send a picture on Whats App. All I recall seeing is a penis in the bottom corner.

‘It wasn’t something I wanted to receive so I deleted it.

‘In his text messages he joked that he had taken a picture. He had quite a warped sense of humour so I just thought he was joking.’

Breaking down in tears PC Dicks said: ‘I just want to express how remorseful I am for what I have done.’

However, the hearing was told today claims Mr Reed had used coercive control to manipulate the junior officer into carrying out the sex acts was ‘moonshine’. 

Case presenter Barney Branston said: ‘Text messages show a lovers’ tiff. Jealous, angry barbs thrown by both protagonists against a backdrop of a rather clumsy and awkward affair.

‘He may well have led her on. He may well have been deceitful as to his true intentions, he may well have told her what she needed to hear from him to get what he wanted.

‘But it’s fanciful to suggest she was nothing other than an entirely willing participant who embarked on this conduct with her eyes wide open.’

Mr Branston said texts showed ‘mutual bickering, jealousy, and nonsense’ between the pair, with PC Dicks becoming jealous that married father-of-two Mr Reed was also involved with several other women including a colleague.

‘She gets angry at being deceived at being played, angry that he’s playing happy families by taking them on holiday,’ he said.

‘She’s absolutely not the victim.’

He added that PC Dicks was ‘portraying Reed to be a bogey man, the big bad wolf’- and that she is the ‘innocent victim’.

But he said: ‘Text messages exchanged was flirty banter between two adults. You didn’t put a stop to it.’

The misconduct hearing was told PC Dicks confessed to the sex acts at ‘various locations and dates’ over a ten-month fling.

PC Dicks admitted to senior officers of the’multiple occasions’ for the oral sex while on shift together.

But Reed – who has since left the South Wales force – told his wife it happened just once as the pair were working together.

PC Dicks is now battling to save her career by saying their sex games are not a sacking offence.

She told how the pair began an affair after kissing outside a nightclub, then having sex at his home before it turned to oral sex in their police station.

The hearing heard PC Dicks completed several years of training for her dream job and applied to join South Wales Police in May 2015 on the advice of her father.

The two officers then began having sex from November that year for ten months – until it ended.

Their affair came to light after Sergeant Reed was accused of taking sneak photographs of another woman officer’s feet with PC Dicks in his station sergeant’s office.

Sgt Reed was challenged about taking the secret feet pictures without consent – and later admitted having a ‘foot fetish’.

Both now face a disciplinary hearing with top brass from the South Wales force for ‘discreditable conduct’ for their sex games in the main Cardiff Central police station.

PC Dicks argued that her breaches of professional behaviour only amounted to misconduct – and were not gross for a sacking offence.

The disciplinary charge reads: ‘It is alleged that PC Jemma Dicks has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct and such breaches amount to gross misconduct.

‘It is alleged that on various dates between November 2017 and August 2018 PC Dicks gave PS Adam Reed oral sex in various locations at Cardiff Central Police Station.’

Sgt Reed is accused of three charges of discreditable conduct, including when another woman officer was due to take a statement from PC Dicks in his office.

The charge states said: ‘Whilst this officer was sitting in his office addressing that matter he used his mobile telephone to take a number of photographs of her feet.

‘He did so covertly and without her consent. He has since disclosed that he did so because he has a foot fetish.’

Reed is also accused having oral sex with PC Dicks at the station and – during the middle of their affair in May 2018 – of having sexual intercourse with another unamed serving PCSO while on duty at Cardiff Central.

The disciplinary hearing by South Wales Police being held in Pencoed, near Bridgend, is continuing.

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