Married police officer who had sex with vulnerable women jailed for 14 months 

Palvinder Singh (pictured) has been jailed for 14 months after he used his police phone to contact vulnerable women and book an escort

Palvinder Singh (pictured) has been jailed for 14 months after he used his police phone to contact vulnerable women and book an escort 

A married police officer who had sex with vulnerable women after he 'treated his job as a dating agency' was today jailed for 14 months.

PC Palvinder Singh used his police-issued phone to text four women and meet a sex worker in full uniform over a five-month period.

The 39-year-old had sex with two of the women he contacted and sent a victim of revenge porn naked pictures of himself.

He pestered another woman before persuading her to give him oral sex in a car. 

Singh - who has been married for 16 years - preyed on the victims while working for West Midlands Police in Smethwick.

The officer, who received a bravery award in 2011, was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court.

He admitted five counts of corrupt or other improper exercise of police powers and privileges.

Judge Roderick Henderson said: 'You have a fine record as a police officer over 14 years and you have thrown it away. Over a five-month period, you went off the rails.

Singh (pictured outside Birmingham Crown Court) was jailed for 14 months after admitting improper exercise of police powers and privileges

Singh (pictured outside Birmingham Crown Court) was jailed for 14 months after admitting improper exercise of police powers and privileges 

'We give our police officers power. Not just great power, but influence. We need to be able to trust them.

'The effect of behaviour like yours means women in particular might not want to contact police.

'It's obvious a police officer shouldn't behave like this. It's overstating it to describe your behaviour as predatory but you did abuse your position.

'You had clear warnings about this kind of behaviour during your training. There is to be sure that you didn't force these ladies to do what they did - but you did abuse your position.

'The public nature of this kind of behaviour needs to know that you will go to prison - and you will go to prison.'

Singh, of Wednesbury, West Midlands, contacted a victim of revenge porn when he texted her: 'I hadn't met such a pretty Muslim girl before.'

He then sent her several naked photographs of

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