Police Scotland probe child sex claims against two officers

Police confirmed an investigation has been launched after a new report was received last Monday.

Police Scotland investigating allegations of child sexual exploitation involving two officers in Glasgow Getty Images
Police probing claims of child sexual exploitation involving two officers.

Detectives are investigating claims of child sexual exploitation involving two officers from Police Scotland from 2014.

Police confirmed that on Monday, May 9, a new report was received and is now being investigated by specialists from the National Sexual Crimes Unit.

The report follows an investigation carried out by Sky News about organised sexual abuse in Glasgow.

According to Sky News, one woman, who is now 22, claimed that she was groomed and sold for sex by a man she believed to be her boyfriend.

Speaking to the channel, she alleged that the first time she was told to have sex with another man she was just 12-years-old. 

She added that she was sold to up to 30 men a day including, she claims, two police officers.

When challenged on how she knew that they were police officers by Sky News, the woman alleged that she recognised them as they had been officers who had picked her up and took her home after she was reported missing, so had seen them in uniform.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A new report of child sexual exploitation involving police officers from 2014 was received by Police Scotland on Monday, May 9, 2022. 

“This report is now being investigated by specialist officers from our National Sexual Crimes Unit and we are unable to comment further at this stage.  

“We would like to reassure anyone, who has been a victim of sexual crime, that time is no bar to reporting and all allegations will be fully investigated, regardless of the identity of the perpetrator.”