Police officer jailed for making indecent images of a child
Paul Davies (57) has been sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment for making indecent images of a child. He pleaded guilty to the offence on 17 January 2019 at Dudley Magistrates' Court.
Davies was a serving Police Officer at the time of committing the offence and held the role as the Young Persons Officer for Dudley. Davies met the 17-year-old when responding to an incident at her college. Having asked for her number, Davies began to message the girl. The messages became sexual in nature and indecent images were exchanged.
Screenshots of the indecent images had been deleted by Davies. However, these were recovered by the police during a forensic examination of his phone.
Meloney Hughes from the CPS said: “This is a very serious case where the offender was a Young Persons Officer and exploited that position.
“He knew the victim was under the age of 18 when he contacted her and exchanged sexual images with her.
“The offender would have known that his actions constituted an offence, which is why he attempted to deleted the images.”
Notes to editors
- Meloney Hughes is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the CPS West Midlands
- Paul Davies (20/04/1961) pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of a child and was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment on 7 March 2019 at Wolverhampton Crown Court.