After messaging a young barmaid and sleeping with a landlady he met on duty, Ricki Vaughan, a 41-year-old police sergeant, was dismissed.
Vaughan was accused of going on two dates with the landlady, only known as Ms E, after travelling to her pub in a police cruiser to organise a charity BBQ. PS Vaughan and Ms E met through one of his police colleagues, and they had sex twice after that.
Ms E, the manager of the Wellington bar in Welwyn Village, Herts, believed she was pregnant after sleeping with PS Vaughan and then showed up at his house intoxicated one evening, causing him to contact the police to persuade her to leave, according to a disciplinary panel.
Vaughan also exchanged texts with Ms C, a barmaid in the force’s control room, about arranging some job experience. He allegedly texted a police colleague “sexual, crude and cynical” texts about her.
In one of the messages to his colleague named PC A, he wrote “Odds on me shagging her (hand up emoji).”
PS Vaughan’s texts to the girl were said to be “a calculated ruse to get in contact with Ms C in order to be able to gauge whether or not she was open to meeting for a potential sexual encounter”
According to reports, the police officer who was fired from the service last week after being found guilty of gross misconduct attempted to develop relationships with four women he met while on the force.