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Special constable jailed for sexual offences

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4:12pm 17th October 2017
(Updated 4:14pm 17th October 2017)

A Special Constable has been jailed for 15 months after admitting misconduct and sexual offences.

Jack Baxter, 22, of Manchester, was arrested in November last year.

That followed an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team.

He was based in West Division.

Baxter pleaded guilty to one offence of Misconduct in Public Office and two offences of attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act when he appeared at Preston Crown Court.

He was given an immediate jail term of 15 months and a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The offences related to allegations that Baxter engaged on-line in sexual activity with a girl he believed to be 13 years old whilst he was on duty in November last year.

Deputy Chief Constable Sunita Gamblin said:

“Baxter’s behaviour was clearly completely unacceptable of a serving officer.

"His actions have not only disgraced his own reputation but tarnished that of the vast majority of officers and staff in Lancashire Constabulary who serve our communities with professionalism, compassion and dedication.

"Wherever we find malpractice and wrongdoing within Lancashire Constabulary we will continue to root it out to ensure that people can have confidence and trust in us.”

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