Met Police officer from Aylesbury dismissed for misconduct after sharing indecent photos of 15-year-old

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward

An officer from Aylesbury has been dismissed from the Met Police after being convicted of offences relating to indecent photographs.

Stephen McMillan, 26, of Viridian Square, Aylesbury, was dismissed from the force following a special case misconduct hearing.

He was convicted of three offences relating to indecent photographs of a 15-year-old child and one offence of possessing an extreme pornographic image.

McMillan, who was based in Islington Borough, pleaded guilty to inciting a girl to prostitution/pornography, distributing an indecent photo of a child, and possessing a picture of a woman performing oral sex on a horse.

He was sentenced to a 12 week suspended sentence and a 24 month rehabilitation Sex Offender Order and was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years and ordered to pay costs of £700.

An NSPCC spokesperson said: “It’s deeply disturbing how a serving police officer like McMillan could commit such depraved crimes.

“It beggars belief that someone of McMillan’s position went as far as even sharing the indecent image of his victim with his friends.

“It displays the utter disregard he had for the vulnerable girl.

“We also urge other victims of child abuse to come forward to allow the police to investigate such crimes.

“Anyone who has concerns about abuse or who is a victim can call the NSPCC’s helpline on 0808 800 5000.”

Assistant Commissioner Helen King, lead for professionalism said: “The offences to which, PC McMillan pleaded guilty to are serious ones and offences that rightly cause significant public concern.

“At a time when much work has been done to improve the confidence of victims to report child sex abuse and all sexual offences to the police, the negative impact of an officer being convicted of making, possessing and distributing an indecent image of a child is very obvious.

“All police officers are entrusted with powers to enforce the law on their fellow citizens.

“When a police officer is convicted of any offence by a court this undermines the trust the public have in the police and the confidence that is essential to the British model of policing by consent.

“These convictions are so serious and the impact on public confidence is such that the only appropriate outcome in this case is for PC McMillan to be dismissed without notice.”