Met police officers who joked about raping teen in WhatsApp group with killer cop Wayne Couzens are jailed | The Sun

TWO Met Police officers who joked about raping a teen girl and shared racist insults in a group with Wayne Couzens have been jailed.

PC Jonathon Cobban, 35, and Joel Borders, 45, also messaged about sexually assaulting women and raping a colleague.

The pair indulged in rape fantasies, shared racist slurs and laughed about shooting people in messages that were "beyond the pale".

They were shared in a sick group chat called Bottle and Stoppers that Couzens was a part of before he raped and murdered Sarah Everard.

The shocking messages were found on the evil cop's phone in March last year after the horrific killing.

Cobban and Borders have now each been jailed for 12 weeks.

But they have been bailed ahead of an appeal against their convictions at the High Court.

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They were previously convicted of sending of a grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message on a public electronic communications network.

The pair claimed they were just swapping "banter" in the messages, which began on June 29, 2019.

A first officer, who was not charged, made jokes about sexually assaulting domestic violence victims.

Borders replies: "Oh John, in that case you're probably f***ed".

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Cobban then wrote back: "That's alright. DV victims love it. That's why they're repeat victims more often than not."

Ex-cop Borders replies "No, they just don't listen."

The pair also shared a string of racist messages later that same day when they branded Hounslow, West London, a "f**king Somalian s**thole".

Cobban adds: "Great, there goes my p***y patrol – more like FGM [female genital mutilation] patrol."

Borders then tells him Feltham is "worse", saying: "I went there the other week and I felt like a spot on a domino."

The court was told the officers, who were all on duty at the time, also joked about raping a 15-year-old girl with mental health issues.

While Borders said of a female Met colleague: "She will use me as an example. Lead me on then get me kicked up when I rape and beat her! Sneaky b***h".

In one vile exchange on April 5 that year, he wrote: "I can’t wait to get on guns so I can shoot some c*** in the face!”

Cobban responded: “Me too. I want to Taser a cat and a dog to see which reacts better. I think the cat will get more p****d off and the dog will s**t. I wanna test this theory. Same with children. Zap zap you little f***ers."

Borders then suggests adding “a couple of downys” – a derogatory term for people with Down’s syndrome – to the list.

Shockingly, while working in the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), Cobban volunteered to become “race and diversity custodian” for the firearms unit.

While Borders became a close protection officer after leaving the Met Police.

He tried to claim the messages "got out of hand" in his defence, telling the court: "It’s absolutely ridiculous. You’re trying to criminalise innocent police officers … people get offended by everything.”

Commander Jon Savell, who is responsible for the Metropolitan Police's professional standards, said the messages were "repulsive".

He added: “It is staggering that they regard this language as defensible."

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Cobban, of Didcot, Oxfordshire, and Borders, of Preston, Lancs, denied five counts each of sending by public communication network an offensive matter.

PC William Neville was cleared of two of the same charges.

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