Yorkshire cop sacked after ‘sexual conduct’ with teenager
Written by Rother Radio News on 04/11/2020
A South Yorkshire Police officer has been fired from the force without notice after indulging in “sexual conduct” with a teenager while on duty.
Details of the case remain shrouded in mystery because a discipinary panel has ruled it is necessary to censor details to protect the identity of the person involved.
That means the sex and rank of the officer are unknown and it has not been made clear where the sexual activity took place or which area of the county they served in.
The exact age of the person involved, and their gender, have also been withheld, though the discipinary panel was held over five days, suggesting the panel heard a large volume of evidence.
The other party is described as a “compainant”, suggesting the case may have come to the attention of the force as a result of a complaint by that person.
Police disciplinary panels are led by a legally qualified chairman and they ruled the officer was guilty of gross misconduct.
They described the offending behaviour only as the officer have been “found to have engaged in sexual conduct with a teenager while on duty some years ago”.
The hearing took place last month and ended on October 23.
A statement said: “The panel (including a legally qualified Chair) has determined that no further details will be published in order to protect the identity of the complainant.”
Police are expected to follow a strict code of conduct about their behaviour and serious allegations are heard by a disciplinary panel headed by someone outside the police service.