Former Humberside Police officer posed as a teenage boy online and forced young girls to send him naked pictures

A former Humberside Police officer who forced young girls to send him naked pictures of themselves online by pretending to be a teenage boy is to face a misconduct hearing.

Former PC Gareth Richards pleaded guilty to a total of 14 sexual offences against children and was jailed for a total of five years and four months when he appeared at Hull Crown Court back in December 2020.

The offences included causing a child to engage in sexual activity, causing a child to watch a sexual act and making indecent images of children.

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The force has confirmed the former officer will face a misconduct hearing, which will be held at the Old Magistrate's Building in Goole on Monday, May 10.

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"The case concerns former police constable 2190 Gareth Richards.

"It is alleged that his conduct breached the standards of professional behaviour."