An ‘abhorrent’ policeman who hoarded child abuse images has been jailed for six years

An ‘abhorrent’ policeman who hoarded child abuse images and filmed himself performing a sex act in the bedrooms of children has been jailed for six years.

Married Jamal Hassan, 36, made and stored videos of himself at several locations including in the homes of victims between 2006 and 2009.

The disgraced detective constable was also found in possession of nearly 7,000 photos and videos of child pornography were found at his home.

Investigators said he could have been in possession of more images – which included “extreme” pornographic acts – as he tried to delete the images to cover his tracks.

Hassan, of Luton, Beds., admitted making indecent images of children, outraging public decency, misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

He was sacked by Bedfordshire Police for gross misconduct and has now been jailed for six years at Peterborough Crown Court.

The court heard colleagues raided his home after becoming suspicious of his internet activity.

Mugshot of ex-detective constable Jamal Hassan, 36, of Luton, Beds.

Judge Sean Enright condemned his “gross abuse of his position of trust”.

Hassan was also ordered to comply with a 15-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Bedfordshire Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Sebire said: “The actions of Jamal Hassan were absolutely abhorrent and have no place in policing.

“We are here to protect vulnerable people from harm and he has let down every single one of his colleagues with his conduct.

“People who worked alongside him are disgusted by his behaviour and were completely unaware of the secret life he was leading.”

The force has launched an investigation into Hassan’s actions over the past decade and is now appealing for information.

ACC Sebire added: “While there is no suggestion Hassan committed any ‘contact’ offences, we are still investigating his actions over the past decade and would urge anyone who has concerns regarding his conduct to contact us.”

 

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