"There is absolutely no excuse for this behaviour"
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been jailed for 14 months for sending a woman a letter containing a sexual threat.
Mohammed Miah hand-delivered the letter to the woman on April 9, 2022, while he was off-duty.
It stated her life would be ruined if she did not perform a sexual act.
The threat was reported to Leicestershire Police and Miah was arrested six days later.
However, the 26-year-old from Syston denied any involvement.
He was released while inquiries continued but was suspended from duty.
Then during an interview on December 8, the PCSO admitted to delivering the letter as well as misusing police computers to carry out searches on the victim and people known to her.
Miah was charged and formally resigned from his post in January 2023.
He pleaded guilty to sending a threatening letter under the Malicious Communications Act and to three counts of misuse of a force computer under the Computer Misuse Act.
At Leicester Crown Court, Miah was jailed for 14 months.
After sentencing, Chief Constable Rob Nixon said:
“My thoughts and thanks firstly remain with the victim of this despicable crime.
“I thank her for her cooperation and support with the force during this investigation and hope today’s conclusion helps her in some small way.
“It is disgraceful that this offence was committed by one of our serving PCSOs.
“There is absolutely no excuse for this behaviour and it will not be tolerated within our force.
“Following initial enquiries, Miah was arrested and immediately suspended from duty to allow a full investigation to take place. Miah eventually did admit responsibility.
“Following the conclusion of the court case, while Miah has since resigned, internal misconduct proceedings will now be progressed in relation to placing Miah on the College of Policing Barred List.
“The actions of Miah do not reflect the hard work, professionalism and dedication of our many officers and staff across force who continue to serve and protect our communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland at the highest level.
“Building and maintaining trust and confidence in our workforce always remains at the forefront of what we do.”
“We will continue to challenge any unacceptable behaviour that does not meet the professional standards expected both by the public and by ourselves in force.”
An internal misconduct investigation will now be arranged. This could see Miah placed on the College of Policing’s list of barred officers.