November 2018

Met police constable jailed after being convicted of rape

A Metropolitan Police officer has been jailed for twice raping a 16-year-old girl in the woods during a “brazen and calculated attack”.

PC Adam Provan, 39, of Kirtling, near Newmarket, Suffolk attached to the East Area Command Unit, was found guilty of two charges of rape after a trial at Wood Green Crown Court which ran between 21 – 29 November.

He was sentenced on 30 November to nine years’ imprisonment.

He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register.

The court heard that PC Provan and the victim, aged 16 at the time, met through a friend of the victim’s who had initially been contacted by mistake by PC Provan.

They had exchanged messages and photos before deciding to go on a date.

He said he was a police officer and she felt she could trust him.

He also said that he was 22, when in fact he was aged 31 at the time.

On their first date in late August 2010, PC Provan took the girl to some woods where he raped her.

The victim tried to think of ways to escape, but had left her bag in PC Provan’s car and was in a remote area so stayed.

He then took her to a fast food restaurant in Harold Hill where he looked up films on his mobile phone, encouraging her to lie to her father and tell him that they had been to the cinema.

PC Provan then took the girl for a walk in Central Park, Harold Hill, and forced her to commit a sex act.

The girl told the court she had said “no” several times and it would have been absolutely clear to PC Provan she was not consenting.

The girl eventually told a relative she had been raped, and it was subsequently reported to police in May 2016.

Police began an investigation and PC Provan was arrested on 1 June 2016. Following further enquiries, he was charged on 26 September 2017.