Tinder cop groomed girl and had image of horse oral sex

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A former policeman has admitted grooming a 15-year-old girl through Tinder and storing an image of a woman performing oral sex on a horse on his mobile phone.

Stephen McMillan, 26, of Viridian Square in Aylesbury, a Met Police officer when the offences took place in 2014, met the victim through dating app Tinder.

High Wycombe Magistrates Court heard how she agreed to send him an image of her breasts which he sent to three of his friends. He also filmed her performing a sex act on him.

The court then heard how the girl, aged 15 at the time, took an overdose. And when McMillan was arrested, the extreme porn image was found on his phone.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to four offences which includes inciting the girl to prostitution/pornography, distributing an indecent photo of a child, and possessing a picture of a woman performing oral sex on a horse.

He will be sentenced on July 4.

McMillan was one of eight men charged with sex offences against the same girl, part of Operation Royce.

Magistrate Neil Arnold described the offences as ‘extremely serious’.

They all appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates Court yesterday and were released on conditional bail – which requires them not to contact the victim.

Nemanja Meletic, 24, of Mount Pleasant Road in London, denied one count of inciting the same girl to prostitution/pornography, and six counts of making an indecent photo of her.

The court heard how Mr Meletic asked the victim to send him indecent images of her from the hospital toilets, as she recovered from the overdose.

Six other men were released on bail as part of the same operation.

Steven Douglas, 21, of Fennels Way in Flackwell Heath, is charged with engaging in penetrative sexual activity with the girl.

Charlie Merefield, 20, of Rosebery Avenue in High Wycombe, is charged with three counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with the girl.

Alex Foale, 20, of Green Dragon Lane in Flackwell Heath, is charged with two counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with the girl.

Nathan Tilly, 23, of Boddington Road in Wendover, is charged with two counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with the girl.

Ryan Squire, 23, of Coaters Lane in Woburn Green, is charged with three counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with the girl.

Ryan Henry, 22, of Blackamoor Lane in Maidenhead, is charged with two counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with the girl, one count of taking an indecent photo of her, one count of inciting the girl to prostitution/pornography, and two counts of making an indecent photo of her.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2008 and 2015. Along with Mr Meletic, the seven men are due to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court on July 5.