Met Police Officer admits Child Sexual Abuse

A Met Police officer who was posted in a North London school has pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse offences.

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"Chehab exploited and took advantage of for his sexual gratification."

A Met Police officer who was assigned to a North London school has pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse offences.

PC Hussain Chehab, aged 22, was assigned as a safer school officer in an Enfield secondary school between May 2021 to August 2021.

However, Chehab was found guilty of engaging in sexual contact with children as well as four charges of sexual activity with a girl between the ages of 13 and 15.

He also admitted to three counts of creating indecent images of children, which included sexual communication.

The force said there was no evidence that linked any of Chehab’s offending to his school role.

In July 2021, the family of a 16-year-old teenager reported to the police that their daughter had been involved in a relationship with Chehab that they believe began when she was 15 years old.

Chehab was detained in August 2021 and given restricted responsibilities, such as working in a non-public capacity inside a police station and avoiding interaction with children or schools.

Investigators found a number of indecent images on his digital devices.

He was arrested in October 2021 for more offences and suspended from duty.

Police discovered sexually explicit texts between Chehab and a girl aged 14 when they examined his devices.

The teenager later provided evidence to the police that they had entered into a sexual relationship in 2019 when she was aged 14.

In an official statement from the Metropolitan police, DCS Caroline Haines said:

“Our thoughts foremost today are with the young girls who Chehab exploited and took advantage of for his sexual gratification.

“These offences are made all the more sickening by the fact that some of the image offences were committed while PC Chehab was in a role as a safer schools officer attached to a secondary school in Enfield between May 2021 and his arrest in August 2021.

“This news will of course cause considerable damage and concern, not only to the local community but Londoners as a whole, who place their trust in police officers to go into our schools alongside their children every day and keep them safe.

“While no evidence has been found linking any of Chehab’s offending to his role, we are engaging with our local schools, community forums and independent advisory groups to reassure them following the damage his actions will have caused.

“The Met continues to ruthlessly target those who corrupt our identity.”

“We have made it clear there is no place for the likes of PC Chehab in the Met and will take quick and immediate action to arrest and prosecute anyone who commits such abhorrent criminal acts, and will work to quickly remove them from the organisation.”

Hussain Chehab appeared at London’s Wood Green Crown Court on January 24, 2023.

During the court hearing, no verdict was recorded in an additional four counts of making indecent photographs of a child and the judge ordered they be left to lie on file.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed an accelerated misconduct process had been initiated for Chehab and would be held as quickly as possible.

Hussain Chehab will be sentenced on March 17, 2023.

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