A POLICE officer has been found guilty of rape.

PC Lee Martin-Cramp, a serving Metropolitan police officer, was convicted after a week-long trial in Antigua.

The 26-year-old officer, of Hereward Way, Lewes, is awaiting sentence.

Now the criminal proceedings have concluded, a misconduct review will be conducted by the Met.

Commander Catherine Roper said: “PC Martin-Cramp has been found guilty of an extremely serious offence by an Antiguan court.

“The evidence given during the trial included distressing details of how the victim trusted him because he was a police officer, and how he took advantage of that trust in the most deplorable way.

“The officer’s actions fell well below that of any decent person, but particularly a person whose job is to protect people and keep them safe. He will now be subject to expedited misconduct proceedings.”

PC Martin-Cramp was arrested in June 2016 by the Met’s Extradition Unit after an allegation of rape was made.

The allegation, reported in June 2015, related to an offence committed against a woman in Antigua in May 2015.

He was extradited to Antigua in September.

The officer is currently suspended from duty.