"He is a police officer, he can arrest, he can check relationships, he can check up on people. They were all lawful powers the police have and use every day, but when they are used for personal gain by a police officer it is corruption," Ms Toohey said.Surely this kind of duress undermines the free giving of consent?
He was short of money, and once he had leverage to use that power she had no chance.
The woman said she hated giving him sex for free, but when he pulled her over for traffic offences he told her she would get about $1000 worth of tickets and he could get her car towed, she said.
I wonder if the jury will come back today. It will be very difficult I imagine for many people to believe a prostitute over a police man.