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Sex text officer sacked from West Mercia Police
3:13pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
AN officer who was based in Kidderminster has been sacked from West Mercia Police after being jailed for sexual activity with a domestic violence victim and sending her inappropriate text messages.
Jordan Powell, 31, was dismissed without notice at a special case hearing chaired by the force’s chief constable David Shaw.
Powell was jailed for 15 months after admitting three counts of misconduct in a public office at Gloucester Crown Court on Monday, September 16.
The convictions relate to sending inappropriate text messages to a victim of domestic violence who he met through his job. Powell also engaged in a sexual relationship with the woman while he was on duty.
He also admitted sending another female victim of crime inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature.
Dep chief con Simon Chesterman said: “The outcome of this case highlights the serious nature of the deliberate, calculated and predatory conduct involved and should act as a reminder to all officers and staff of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries at work.
“The vast majority of our officers and staff are honest, hard working individuals who are dedicated to serving our local communities. Incidents of this nature have the potential to seriously damage the trust placed in us by those communities.”
Powell joined West Mercia Police in October 2004 and received a written warning in 2008 for an inappropriate relationship with a female victim of crime. He was arrested and suspended from the force in July 2012.
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