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Friday 22 July 2022

A former Metropolitan Police officer who was found to possess extreme pornography and indecent images of children after detectives searched his house has been sentenced.

Detectives in Wandsworth launched an investigation after former PC Swaleh Chaudhry was seen filming a woman as she was getting changed in a clothes shop in South Side Shopping Centre in Wandsworth. He was off duty at the time.

Police were called to the shop just before 5pm on Wednesday, the 30th of March and 36 year old Chaudhry, who at the time was attached to the Met’s Taskforce, was arrested at the scene and immediately suspended from duty.

He has since resigned.

Chaudhry appeared in custody at Kingston Crown Court this morning where he was sentenced to 10 months' imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. 

He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He had previously pleaded guilty to:

  • one count of voyeurism;
  • one count of possession of extreme pornography;
  • three counts of making an indecent image of a child.

A misconduct hearing was held on the 31st of May when gross misconduct was found proven against Chaudhry and the panel ruled that he would have been dismissed without notice had he not resigned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

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