Herts police constable arrested after accusation of using position for sexual purpose

PUBLISHED: 17:15 11 February 2020 | UPDATED: 13:11 12 February 2020

Stevenage police station

Stevenage police station

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A Stevenage-based police constable is under investigation following a complaint that he may have used his position for a sexual purpose.

The 32-year-old Herts police officer was arrested on January 22 on suspicion of misconduct in public office.

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A spokeswoman for the Independent Office for Police Conduct: "We can confirm that a 32-year-old Hertfordshire police constable based at Stevenage police station, was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office. He has been released on police bail until a later date this month.

"An investigation, conducted by Hertfordshire police under the direction and control of the IOPC, follows a complaint the officer may have abused their position for a sexual purpose."

The Independent Office for Police Conduct oversees the police complaints and investigates the most serious matters independent of the police and government.


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