Watchdog warns that at least 35, police officers and staff in England and Wales do not have up-to-date vetting. The number of reported cases has been rising since , but the watchdog said police forces are not doing enough to detect and root out the behaviour by their own officers and staff. An inspection found that 13 per cent of the police workforce across England and Wales are not subject to up-to-date vetting, amounting to at least 35, people. The warning came after a police officer was jailed for raping a year-old girl he met during a domestic incident at her home. Ian Naude, 30, was not vetted when he transferred into Cheshire Police from another force, despite being a suspect in grooming allegations probed by Staffordshire and West Mercia Police. HMICFRS said the offenders were mainly men targeting women for sex, sexual favours in return for dropping penalties, unnecessary searches, inappropriate communications, or using police systems to gain personal details and pursue an improper relationship.
Lee Sze Chiat, 39, was sentenced to a year's jail and one stroke of the cane on Tuesday Nov 19 for acts that the prosecution called "a callous dereliction of duty". He pleaded guilty to one charge of molesting a female suspect and another of engaging in conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, by engaging in sexual activity with a female detainee in police custody. The court heard that Lee joined the force in July and was a senior investigation officer at Jurong Police Divisional Headquarters, with the rank of senior staff sergeant, at the time of the offences. Two female suspects, whose identities are protected by gag order, were arrested on Dec 6, , on suspicion that they had been providing sexual services. They were escorted to Jurong Police Divisional Headquarters where Lee worked to assist in police investigations. Even though Lee was not rostered or formally assigned to perform any investigative duties in relation to the arrests of the women, aged 28 and 29, he heard about the arrests and offered to help.
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Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Just click on the icons to get to the download page. Papua Police chief Insp. The allegations came to light after the prisoner told her lawyer that she had been sexually harassed by two policemen, identified only by the initials RO and W.