Marc Osborn. Photo: Jacky Ghossein
Pressure is mounting on the NSW Police Force to widen its investigation of an officer who secretly filmed women having sex with him, after new allegations of predatory sexual behaviour emerged.
Senior Constable Marc David Osborn from Gladesville police faces dismissal after he was convicted in the Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday on three counts of filming a person engaged in a private act for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification.
After buying a clock fitted with a pin-hole camera and a movement detector, the 42-year-old former undercover officer picked up three women on dating websites, filmed himself having sex with them and then repeatedly showed sections of the recordings to his police mates.
Magistrate Janet Wahlquist rejected Osborn's claim he made the recordings not for sexual gratification but to prove his masculinity to his mates. ''What he is doing in the films is all about sex, the showing of the films to his workmates is all about gratification, and the two concepts are inextricably intertwined,'' Ms Wahlquist said.
The court heard internal police investigations into Osborn - who is suspended from the force with pay - are continuing.
There are now calls for the investigation to include those in the force who may have known of Osborn's behaviour for some time, following the emergence of fresh allegations against him.
After the hearing, solicitor Greg Walsh said he was representing a woman who had been involved with Osborn about three years before the filming, who was considering suing the NSW Police Force for allowing him to behave in a predatory manner towards her while on duty.
Mr Walsh said Osborn had begun a relationship with the woman after being called to a drunken altercation on New Years Eve in which she was involved. In the following months he had called around to her house up to four times a week to have sex with her while on duty, including in his police car.
Mr Walsh said at least one liaison was filmed without the woman's knowledge. ''It's quite clear on the evidence that many other officers knew about this officer's conduct. My client's case predates those other cases [for which Osborn was convicted] by over a year.
''You can't tell me that this man wasn't doing this for a prolonged period of time, and other officers didn't know about it or shouldn't have known about it. I don't know why the commissioner has not directed a comprehensive inquiry in respect of the conduct of not only this police officer, but what did the other police officers do? At two police stations. Who was supervising this police officer when he was having sex with women four times a night on our payroll?''
Mr Walsh called on Commissioner Andrew Scipione to request a Police Integrity Commission inquiry into the matter. Police Minister Mike Gallacher declined to comment on whether Osborn would be dismissed or the calls for a broader inquiry.