A police officer who sent sexually explicit messages to crime victims he met while on duty has been jailed.
David Taylor admitted three charges of sending indecent communications and one charge of stalking at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last month.
The 37-year-old met his vulnerable victims when he investigated crimes they had reported, including domestic abuse and sexual assault.
He later sent them explicit text and picture messages.
The offences against the three victims occurred between 2011 and 2018.
At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today Taylor, from East Kilbride, was sentenced to 14 months in prison. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.
Procurator Fiscal for North Strathclyde Katie Stewart said:
“David Taylor grossly abused his position of power as a police officer to take advantage of vulnerable women who had placed their trust in him.
“His victims demonstrated great bravery during the prosecution process and it is thanks to them he has been brought to justice today.
“The Crown is committed to the effective and fair prosecution of sexual crime, no matter who the offender is, and I would urge anyone who has been the victim of similar offences to come forward and seek support.”