Kurt Bayer

Kurt Bayer is an APNZ reporter based in Christchurch.

Hunt for Christchurch police officer's sex victims

Gordon Meyer in court yesterday. Photo / One News
Gordon Meyer in court yesterday. Photo / One News

Possible further victims of a Christchurch policeman are being urged to come forward after the former officer admitted sex and corruption charges yesterday.

Senior Constable Gordon Stanley Meyer, 45, agreed with a suspected drink driver that charges would go away if she performed oral sex on him.

He also groped an 18-year-old woman he was giving a lift to between pubs in his marked patrol car.

Meyer, who has since resigned from the police, will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty in the High Court at Christchurch to indecent assault and corruption and bribery charges.

He had been protected by name suppression since the incidents in 2011, but his identity was able to be revealed yesterday after he admitted the charges. Assistant Police Commissioner Grant Nicholls said yesterday that police welcomed the conviction on behalf of the victims.

He said the investigation remained open and he urged other possible victims to also come forward.

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Mr Nicholls praised all of those who had come forward, which had enabled police to hold Meyer to account and get justice for his victims.

"No one should have to put up with the kind of disgraceful behaviour exhibited by this former officer, who abused his position of trust and hurt those he should have been helping."

The court was told that Meyer, who had 19 years' service and often worked as the acting sergeant at Christchurch South police station, was working alone on nightshift on September 15, 2011.

His 23-year-old victim that night was the driver of a car he had seen leaving a Riccarton pub about 1.35am. He pulled the car over and carried out a breath-alcohol test which suggested she was over the limit.

When the woman asked what options she had, Meyer twice suggested: "How about we sort it out on a personal level?"

Crown prosecutor Pip Currie told the court the victim then suggested that they go across the road where she would perform oral sex on him.

When Meyer asked her about her male companion who was with her, a later time was suggested.

He dropped any official police paperwork, took her keys and took them both home.

Meyer returned about 3.30am, but a friend told him that the woman did not want anything to do with him.

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