A married police constable has quit after being accused of sleeping with three prostitutes while on duty.
Pc Darren Bromley is said to have got to know the sex workers while patrolling the red light area of Manchester city centre.
Suspicions were raised when he allegedly visited one of their homes – but was spotted by a worker who was already there from a different agency.
He is being investigated by Greater Manchester Police’s standards unit and has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office.
Mr Bromley, 38, had been on restricted duties due to the allegations but quit two weeks ago, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Mr Bromley initially denied the allegations, it is understood. He has been bailed until February.
Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley, of GMP’s north division, said: “Prostitutes are vulnerable people and we will go to any lengths it takes to unearth any individuals guilty of this sort of thing and get them out of this organisation.
“Where possible we will push hard for a conviction against any police officer we find to be engaged in this type of activity.”
A police spokesman said: “GMP’s Professional Standards Branch are investigating three separate allegations that a police officer had a sexual relationship with three women whilst on duty. The offences took place on different occasions.
“A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office. He remains on police bail until 4 February 2015.
“He was placed on restricted duties but has subsequently resigned.”
The case was passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission twice at the start of the year, it is understood.
A spokesman confirmed it had looked into the matter and passed it back to GMP to investigate under its supervision.
Mr Bromley is the second officer in his division to be suspended amid allegations of inappropriate sexual activity.
In August PC Kevin Dwyer, 39, was charged with two counts of voyeurism and ten counts of outraging public decency.
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