A police officer accused of rape who claimed to have been sent to the Caribbean would violate his human rights facing extradition.
PC Lee Martin-Cramp, 25, will travel to Antigua where he is suspected of raping a foreign student while attending a family wedding three years ago.
The Scotland Yard officer tried to block the move stating that being detained in the famous 18th century prison on the paradise island would be inhuman.
But in a legal principle, the authorities of the West Indies convinced a judge in London to cancel his extradition with an extraordinary accommodation agreement.
PC Lee Martin-Cramp (pictured in a delivery ceremony) will fly to Antigua, where he is suspected of raping a foreign student while attending a family wedding three years ago.
They have agreed to host Martin-Cramp at a former US air base. UU With air conditioning, a fridge and a bathroom en suite.
The configuration will be far from the sordid interior of 1735, the national prison of Antigua and Barbuda, named after the year it was built.
Its harsh conditions, the overwhelming overpopulation and corruption among the guards have been criticized by the United Nations and the United States Department of State.
Martin-Cramp joined the Metropolitan Police in 2014 and was sent to the Wanted Offenders Unit at Wimbledon, southeast of London.
Police on the island said a foreign student based on the island came forward to claim that she had been raped during her stay.
Before they could arrest Martin-Cramp, he left the island and the authorities began the long legal process to ensure his return.
According to documents published by the Court of Magistrates of Westminster, Martin-Cramp's lawyers said he could not be extradited due to the conditions of the prison.
In February 2017, the country's chief magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot, agreed and said that they were not "appropriate" for a suspect who could be detained for "a long period of time."
But during a hearing this summer he reversed his decision after receiving guarantees from Antigua's attorney general.
"They put a room in a former US air base that included air conditioning, a refrigerator and a bathroom en suite," he wrote in a ruling. & # 39; Conditions were satisfactory, to say the least. & # 39;
The Scotland Yard officer (pictured) tried to block the movement claiming that being detained in the famous 18th century prison on the paradisiacal island would be inhumane
Judge Arbuthnot said he would also like Martin-Cramp to be able to exercise outside his room for at least two hours a day.
He added: "I would like to express my gratitude to the authorities of Antigua and Barbuda for their focus on this case, which is beneficial to the extradition process and to the person requested in person."
The extradition, approved by Interior Minister Sajid Javid last month, marks the first time a UK citizen has been extradited to Antigua to face criminal charges.
Martin-Cramp's family declined to comment at his home in Lewes, a stone's throw from the Sussex police headquarters.
The young PC enjoys a secondary activity as a successful football referee in the county, officiating in several FA Cup youth matches and in the regional league.
The Metropolitan Police said that a date for the officer's extradition has not yet been established. He has been arrested and remains on bail.
A spokesman said: "He is facing a rape complaint that took place on May 23, 2015. This led to an extradition request from the authorities in Antigua and an arrest warrant was issued.
& # 39; In this stage, the officer remains in restricted duties. He will be subject to internal police discipline procedures once the criminal case is concluded.
A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said: "On August 23, 2018, the Secretary of State, after carefully considering all relevant matters, signed the extradition order of Lee Martin-Cramp to Antigua and Barbuda." Mr. Martin-Cramp is accused of rape.