Accused special constable will face Crown Court case over child sex offence allegations

A special constable accused of online sexual activity with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old child will appear before Preston Crown Court on October 27.

Thursday, 14th September 2017, 3:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:39 am
Preston Magistrates' Court

Jack Baxter, 22, from Victoria Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, has been charged with misconduct in public office and two offences of attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act.

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He was arrested in November last year following an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team.

It is alleged the Western Division officer engaged online in sexual activity with a girl he believed to be 13-years-old while he was on duty.

Preston Magistrates' Court committed the case to be dealt with at the higher court during a brief hearing.