Barking and Dagenham police officer charged with making indecent child images

A SERVING Metropolitan Police Special Constable based in Barking and Dagenham was charged with making indecent images of children and possession of indecent images of children last Friday.

Linford Braithwaite, 27, was charged on Friday, 26 February of five individual counts of making indecent images of children and a further charge of possession of 100 indecent images of children, contrary to the Protection of Children Act 1978.

He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 29 March.

Braithwaite was arrested on 20 May 2015 in the borough of Barking and Dagenham following an investigation by the Sexual Offences, Exploitation & Child Abuse Command (SOECA) and was bailed before being charged as above.

He is currently suspended from duty.

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