Police officer jailed for child sex offences

PC David Harriott. Photo by Surrey Police

PC David Harriott. Photo by Surrey Police

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A police officer has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for child sex offences, the force has said.

PC David Harriott, 61, was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Monday (January 16) for 11 counts of sexual offences against children, Surrey Police said.

A spokesman said he was on secondment to the National Police Air Service and the Air Support Unit at the time of the offences.

He was arrested on July 3, 2015 and was subsequently suspended by the force.

Harriott appeared at Winchester Crown Court for trial last week.

Police said he was sentenced for two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, one count of assault of a child under 13 by penetration, one count of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and seven counts of make indecent photographs of a child.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “Harriott remains suspended pending the outcome of misconduct proceedings.”

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