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With two children and a job in a busy Sydney police station, Senior Constable Marc Osborn had plenty on his plate. Yet he found time not only to date 33 women, but also to make tapes of himself having sex with them, which he then showed off to colleagues.
He was convicted this week on three counts of “filming a private act for sexual gratification”. Osborn, 42, who will be sentenced next month, claimed he filmed the encounters with a pinhole camera hidden inside an alarm clock to prove to younger officers that “the old man's still got it”.
Police investigators found details of the women on his mobile phone. A Sydney court heard that he would meet four of them on any given day, sometimes travelling between Sydney and Newcastle, 75 miles to the north. He also sent group texts to some of them.
Osborn, who faces immediate dismissal from the New South Wales force, told the women - many of whom he met on internet dating sites - that they could trust him as he was a police officer. One of them testified she felt “very betrayed” and “completely bewildered”.
The court heard that on one occasion Osborn winked at the camera while having sex with one of his conquests.
At one of the stations where he worked the videos were a frequent topic of conversation. And eventually it was his colleagues who reported him to senior officers. The force now faces possible damages claims from some of his victims for failing to raise the alarm earlier.
One 31-year-old woman, identified only as “Miss BB”, said she had sex with Osborn in a fully marked Nissan patrol police vehicle, and that he visited her so frequently that neighbours commented “it appeared I had personal security”.
During his testimony, Osborn said he was the second oldest on his team. “I guess I was just trying to compete with my peers … trying to join in the conversation.” - The Independent