man faces jail term after sex offences conviction
Burnham-On-Sea man faces a jail term after being convicted of
serious sex offences against a teenage girl on Thursday (October
Police Community Support Officer Lawrence Dunn, 48, from Axbridge
Close in Burnham was found guilty at Taunton Crown Court of several
offences of sexual activity with a child.
Judge Eric Salomonsen said it was a harrowing case and the evidence
against him was compelling, adding that it was a gross abuse of
trust and of his position as a community support officer.
Dunn was remanded in custody for reports and sentencing and was
ordered to sign the Sex Offenders' Register.
and Somerset Police released a statement, saying: "Lawrence
Dunn was today found guilty of eight offences committed against
a young person while in post as a Police Community Support Officer."
court heard compelling evidence at the trial which highlighted
the gross abuse of his position of trust."
had every opportunity to plead guilty following this investigation
but instead put his victim through the trauma of a trial. The
jury found him guilty of eight of the nine offences he was charged
who was a PCSO based in Bridgwater, resigned from his post when
investigations into his conduct began.