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A police shooter who forced himself on a woman he befriended in a pub by showing his warrant card was facing a lengthy prison sentence yesterday.
The victim’s neighbor sounded the alarm when she heard her scream at 1:30 am. The neighbor then saw Ernesto Ceraldi naked outside her house, she heard a court.
Yesterday, the 43-year-old firearms officer and dog handler admitted to attempting to rape the woman and causing her actual bodily harm.
His predatory behavior, called “nothing short of deplorable” by his deputy police chief last night, is the latest example of male police officers abusing his position to attack women.
Last year, Wayne Couzens used his Metropolitan Police clearance card to lure marketing executive Sarah Everard into his car before raping and murdering her.
Ceraldi, who has served 21 years with Greater Manchester Police, is understood to be married with children.
He was off duty on a night out with friends in Edenfield, Lancashire, on April 2, when he met the victim, he heard Preston Crown Court.
At a previous hearing before Blackburn magistrates it was said that he gained her wife’s trust by showing her her warrant card and photographs of her with her police dog.
They went to her home where she accused him of pulling her hair, spitting on her and putting his hands around her throat, prosecutors said. At 1:30 a.m. a neighbor heard a commotion and saw her outside the house screaming for help alongside a naked Ceraldi.
When the police arrived, he was sitting naked on the sofa. He told officers the sex had been consensual.
He was charged with rape and actual bodily harm. The rape charge was later changed to attempted rape. Returning him to custody, Judge Simon Medland told him: “There will inevitably be a substantial and immediate prison sentence.”
Ceraldi, without a fixed address, also faces being fired.
Later, Detective Inspector Carole Langhorn of Lancashire Police said: “This was an abominable crime.” The appalling level of violence was particularly shocking.” Manchester deputy police chief Terry Woods said his actions were “deplorable and he does not represent what we as police officers stand for.”
Nearly 2,000 police officers and community support officers have been charged with sexual misconduct in the last four years.
Ernesto Ceraldi Quick and Facts
- A Greater Manchester Police officer admitted to attempted rape yesterday
- Ernesto Ceraldi, 43, showed a woman his warrant card at a pub to gain her trust
- He was accused of pulling hair, spitting and putting his hands around her throat