Met Police officer is found guilty of sexually assaulting a childMarch 24, 2023
Serving Met Police officer is found guilty of sexually assaulting a child at a party
- PC Farhan Ghadiali sexually assaulted a child at a party in Essex in 2019
- He was convicted today of sexual assault and will be sentenced on April 28
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a child at a party in Buckhurst Hill, Essex in September 2019.
Farhan Ghadiali of Woodford Green was not on duty at the time of the assault.
He was suspended from duty following his arrest according to the Metropolitan Police.
Ghadiali, 44, was first tried at Chelmsford Crown Court in May 2022, but was met with a hung jury.
He was retried this week again in Chelmsford when the jury found him guilty.
He will be sentenced on April 28.
The investigation was led by Essex Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Team.
Serving Metropolitan Police officer Farhan Ghadiali of Woodford Green, London has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a child while off duty at a party in Essex in September 2019
Commenting after the guilty verdict, Detective Sergeant Sarah Barker said: ‘This has been a complex and sensitive investigation, and I can’t begin to imagine the turmoil the victim and their family have been through over the past four years.
‘I’d like to thank them for placing their trust and confidence in us throughout this investigation, so that we could get them the justice they so rightfully deserves.
‘Reports and offences of this kind never become less shocking and it’s as difficult as ever to accept that any police officer could do this to someone who looks up to them for protection.
‘Nobody is above the law, and I hope that results like these show our determination to root out criminals, no matter who they are.
‘No child or parent should ever have to experience this, and I hope that Ghadiali’s conviction will bring some comfort.’
Ghadiali, 44, will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court, pictured, on April 28
Following his conviction, Ghadiali will face a misconduct hearing by the Met Police’s Directorate of Professional Standards.
Detective Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson of Area West Command Unit said: ‘PC Ghadiali has been found guilty of an extremely serious offence made even worse by the fact he is a serving police officer; someone who should be protecting the public from harm.
‘PC Ghadiali had betrayed the oath he made when he became a police officer, his actions are shocking and appalling. We are determined to prove to the public they can trust the Metropolitan Police Service, and our officers will be made to account for their actions if they fail to abide by our standards.’
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