‘Team deviant’ police helicopter observer jailed for filming sex act swingers
Judge Peter Kelson QC sentenced Adrian Pogmore to a year in prison.
A “sex-obsessed” former police officer who filmed a couple having sex from his force helicopter as well as other people sunbathing naked has been jailed for a year.
Sentencing Pc Adrian Pogmore, Judge Peter Kelson QC told him: “You, quite literally, considered yourself above the law.”
Footage shot by Pogmore and screened at Sheffield Crown Court included graphic scenes of a couple having sex in a range of positions on their suburban patio.
Other footage showed a woman sunbathing naked in her garden, two naturists sitting outside their caravan and a couple lying naked on sun-loungers outside their home.
The court heard that Pogmore, 51, was “a swinging and sex-obsessed air observer” who was referred to as the “team deviant” by other members of the air support unit at South Yorkshire Police.
Pogmore, of Guilthwaite Crescent, Whiston, Rotherham, admitted four counts of misconduct in a public office last month, on the day his trial was due to start. He has been sacked by South Yorkshire Police.
Two other police officers and two helicopter pilots were tried and cleared of the same offence after telling a jury that they had no idea what Pogmore was doing with the high-powered camera on board the aircraft.