January 2017: Semak has now been released. Living in the Birmingham area
Birmingham policeman jailed for sexual activity with a child
A police officer has been jailed for sexual activity with a child.
Christopher Semak, an officer in south Birmingham, was sentenced to six years behind bars at Stafford Crown Court today (Thursday 9) following a four-week trial.
The crimes took place between April 2010 and November 2011 when the girl – who was known to the man – was aged 14 and 15.
The 33-year-old officer was arrested on January 24, 2012 from his Kings Norton home the same day the girl, then aged 16, revealed that she had been systematically assaulted over the course of two years.
A major police investigation was immediately launched and the officer was suspended from the force with his access to police buildings restricted.
As part of the lengthy enquiry in which texts and emails were scrutinised, detectives did not find any other victims other than the girl, who was known to Semak outside of work.
Det Supt Tim Bacon, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said:”Christopher Semak has today been found guilty of sexual activity with a child.
“It is clear that he groomed the victim for his own sexual gratification. His actions were disgraceful for any person let alone a man who, when he became a police officer, swore an oath to protect people.