Anti-terror police officer, 38, ‘tracked down 14-year-old girl’s address using social media and climbed into her bedroom window before raping her’
- Peter Drummond, from Berkshire, appeared at Truro Crown Court in Cornwall
- Jury heard how Drummond was able to find victim’s address through Snapchat
- He’s faced with three charges of rape and three of sexual activity with a child
An anti-terrorism police officer raped a teenager in her home after tracking her down using Snapchat, a court heard.
Peter Drummond, 38, allegedly drove to the 14-year-old girl’s home twice, and on one occasion climbed through her bedroom window before raping her.
Drummond, from Berkshire, appeared at Truro Crown Court in Cornwall for a trial.
During the hearing, the jury heard how Drummond was able to find his victim’s address through Snapchat mapping.
Peter Drummond, from Berkshire, appearing at Truro Crown Court in Cornwall for a trial
The defendant is faced with three charges of rape and three alternative charges of sexual activity with a child.
Four of the charges relate to October 26 of 2017 while two date to November 17, 2017.
He has denied all the charges.
Fiona Elder, prosecuting, said Drummond allegedly befriended the girl on social media, using Kik messenger and Snapchat.
Addressing the jury, she said: ‘There are two allegations that he travelled from his home to Cornwall and raped her in her bedroom at her parents’ home.
‘You may think the dangers of social media are highlighted in this case where a child finds herself in a situation that they do not understand and they do not want.
‘You may think, having heard the evidence in this case, that this is what happened on this particular occasion.
‘He had come to her house using Snapchat mapping. There is no dispute that she did go through a sexual experience.
Drummond was allegedly able to find his victim’s address through Snapchat mapping (file)
‘As you will hear, Mr Drummond admits having sexual intercourse with her on these occasions.’
She said Drummond allegedly told the girl to tell the police that she had said she was 17 years old.
She said the girl told police: ‘He knew my age. I told him the first time I met him. He told me to say I was 17.’
Ms Elder added: ‘Pushed for details, she said sex had occurred and she did not want it.’
She said the girl later described how she allegedly asked Drummond to stop but he ignored her.
She said evidence of Drummond’s DNA was allegedly found in the girl’s bedroom.
The court also heard how the girl received £30 from a bank account in the name of P Drummond, which the prosecution allege was the defendant’s account.
The court heard Drummond has worked as a specialist anti-terrorism police officer with the Ministry of Defence since 2006.
The trial continues.
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