Former Western Australian police officer Adrian Moore has been found guilty by a jury of all 87 charges after a five-week trial.
The 52-year-old was found guilty of several offences that included sexual penetration without consent, sexual coercion, and aggravated indecent assault.
13 women took to the stand and detailed their encounters with Moore, a former senior constable who would use the police database to background check women he would meet on Tinder and other dating apps.
He openly stated that he was into BDSM and dominant/submissive sexual encounters and said that everything that happened with the women was fully consented to by them and they “knew exactly what I was after”.
The women, who he had all met over a 12-year period, said that some of the things that happened were agreed to but others were not, including being filmed and photographed, which later was discovered by police investigators on a USB entitled “Girls I’ve F****d 2016”.
WA prosecutor Adam Ebell said that he would meet the women, gain their trust by saying he was a police officer and then drug and rape them.
He would also subject them to demeaning sexual acts like urinating in their mouth, slapping and hitting them and forcing them to do acts of bestiality on pets.
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Former police officer Adrian Moore has been found guilty of drugging and sexually abusing 13 women over a 12-year period.
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Hours of footage and hundreds of photos were shown to the jury, who struggled to look at the evidence. According to the ABC, the jurors sent a note to the judge, urgently calling for counselling.
“Several of the jurors… are finding it very difficult to cope with the… extremely graphic, explicit, sickening and confronting evidence being presented at this trial.”
Barrister Mark Trowel KC, who represented Moore, said that the note could impeach on a fair trial as the language the jurors used made it seem like they had already come to a verdict despite not having seen or heard all of the evidence.
They requested a new jury be brought to trial however Judge Troy dismissed this application and gave permission for the jury to attend counselling but only on the proviso that they do not discuss issues that needed a decision.
The jury did deliver a guilty verdict and Moore had to pay a $2,000 fine for possessing images that displayed bestiality, and now awaits sentencing.