Officer dragged victim out of bed before sexually assaulting her

North Yorkshire Police said McCabe, a Harrogate-based officer, is currently suspended from duty. They added that an accelerated misconduct hearing “will now be considered at a future date”. 

The court heard how McCabe and the victim knew each other and that they were sharing ahotel room after a social event last summer.

The victim told the court that during the night McCabe had picked her up and put on her on his bed, and stroked her arm.

The court heard how she returned to her bed, but that McCabe later pulled her hair with such force that she fell out of it. The court was also told that he shouted at the victim several times to get into bed with him. 

Following the incident, McCabe was interviewed and charged. As well as the suspended sentence, he was also given a three-year restraining order and despite denying the charges, he is required to complete rehabilitation programmes.

Deputy Chief Constable Mabs Hussain said after the verdict: “Our communities need to know that they can have complete trust in their police and that we demand the highest level of integrity from our officers and staff.

“McCabe’s disgraceful actions fell far below that standard. I commend the victim for her courage in coming forward so we could take action.

“I also hope the case sends a clear message that there is no place for this behaviour in policing – and that we will secure justice against perpetrators, no matter who they are.”

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