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Former police officer guilty of misconduct in public office over rape investigation

08/11/2013

A former Essex police officer today admitted misconduct in public office after failing to investigate a serious allegation of rape.

Gaon Hart, Senior Crown Advocate in the CPS Special Crime Division, said: "Hannah Notley was acting as a specially trained sexual offences investigator with an appreciation of the potentially devastating impact of her actions.

"PC Notley lied to bosses and the victim claiming that the CPS had advised police not to charge the case. This could have left a vulnerable victim without justice."

Since the investigation of the case was reopened, the suspect has been charged with rape.

Hannah Notley will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on 6 December 2013.

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