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Met Police Safer Schools officer jailed for five years over child sex offences

Chehab Hussain  (Met Police)
Chehab Hussain (Met Police)

A Metropolitan Police Safer Schools officer has been jailed for five years over a string of child sex offences.

Pc Hussain Chehab was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday for four counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 and offences linked to indecent images of children.

Chehab also admitted three counts of making indecent photographs of a child, and one of engaging in sexual communication with a child.

The Met said some of these offences were committed while he was posted at a north London school between May and August 2021.

The sexual activity offences took place between March and September 2019, before Chehab joined the Metropolitan Police the following year.

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They came to light when the girl’s family reported in July 2021 that their daughter had been in a sexual relationship with Chehab, which it later emerged began when she was 14.

Met Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley apologised to Chehab’s victims when he appeared at the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee in January of this year.

“The sexual contact offences took place before he joined the police but sadly they weren’t known”, he said.

“And then whilst he was in the police he was taking part in what you might broadly describe as grooming activity.

“It is ghastly and obviously you apologise to the victims, they shouldn’t be facing that at the hands of a police officer.”

No verdict was recorded in a further four counts of making indecent photographs of a child, which the judge ordered to lie on file.

An accelerated misconduct process will be held in light of the guilty pleas, the Met said.