PC 1682 Christopher Groom Accelerated Misconduct Hearing

North Yorkshire Police

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) 1682 Christopher Groom of North Yorkshire Police View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

Between in or around 3 December 2014 and 14 November 2021 former officer Groom made and/or possessed 8707 indecent images of children, graded as category C (indecent images not falling within categories A and B).

On 18 May 2022, former officer Groom was convicted at the Leeds Magistrates’ Court of making 8707 category C indecent images of children, contrary to sections 1(1)(a) and 6 of the Protection of Children Act 1978, having pleaded guilty to the same. On 14 June 2022, former officer Groom was sentenced to an 18-month community order with 30 rehabilitation days, 150 hours of unpaid work and a sexual harm prevention order was imposed. By virtue of the conviction and sentence, the former officer was placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Outcome

Tue 26th Jul 2022

Allegations Proven

  • Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

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North Yorkshire Police
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