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Policeman boasted of sexual activity with fake daughter.

Byline: ROBERT FAIRBURN

A POLICEMAN boasted of having sexual activity with a daughter he didn't have.

Ryan Ballard claimed he was a father of three when he registered on ChatStop and sent sexually explicit messages to an undercover police officer, a court heard.

Constable Ballard, 51, said on his profile that he was a bisexual, married man from Scotland with two sons aged 11 and 15 and a daughter aged nine.

Between May 15 and August 29, he sent a number of messages on the chatroom to the undercover officer, talking about inappropriate behaviour towards the girl.

But Selkirk Sheriff Court was told that although Ballard was married at the time, he had no children.

The undercover officer from England reported the matter to Police Scotland and Ballard was suspended.

Ballard, from Selkirk in the Borders, admitted sending offensive and sexually explicit messages.

Sentence was deferred for reports and Ballard's future in the force is now in jeopardy. Police said "a report will be submitted to the deputy chief constable for her consideration".

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Date:Jan 29, 2019
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