A Sydney police officer secretly filmed a colleague while they were having sex and uploaded it to a social media platform, a court has been told.
The now-suspended senior constable, Timothy Michael Patterson, 28, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of filming the woman in a private act without her consent for the purposes of sexual gratification and of using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend.
In opening the case in the Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, prosecutor Mardi Cartwright said the off-duty officers had consensual sex at a Sydney hotel in July 2017 but the woman did not consent to being filmed.
The defence says the woman did consent to the filming.
Ms Cartwright alleged videos of the sex acts were shared with officers in a Snapchat group called “No Snitches”.
Three days later the woman found a video of one act on her phone which Patterson had allegedly used to film it. She deleted it.
A week later female colleagues approached her in the change room and told her that videos of her having sex with Patterson had been sent to at least one other male.
“She became emotional and immediately complained to senior officers,” Ms Cartwright said.
When interviewed, Patterson said: “I asked for her consent and she gave it to me.”
But Ms Cartwright said the crown case was the woman at no time consented to him filming her “in particular not for the purposes of the accused and others receiving sexual gratification or arousal”.