UK Cop Resigns For Having Sex With Sexual Abuse Victim She Was Assigned To Help

Tom Gantert

A North Wales police officer resigned before her misconduct hearing for having sex with a sexual abuse victim.

North Wales, UK – A 44-year-old, 18-year veteran of the North Wales police force resigned just before she was scheduled to have a misconduct hearing for having sex with a sexual abuse victim she was assigned to help.

North Wales Officer Andrea Griffiths was assigned to act as her police department’s liaison in 2015 for a “vulnerable” man who was a victim of historic sexual abuse, Metro reported.

Officer Griffiths was accused of having sex with the man both on and off-duty while he was under her care, but she denied that allegation and said she only had sex with him once, The Daily Mail reported.

She released a statement the morning she was due to appear before a panel to review the allegations of misconduct.

“I accept gross misconduct and deeply regret that it happened,” Officer Griffiths’ statement read. “To avoid further embarrassment to everyone I have resigned forthwith from North Wales Police.”

The hearing went forward despite the officer’s resignation, The Daily Mail reported.

“She developed an inappropriate personal relationship with a vulnerable male who she was responsible for in 2015,” North Wales Police Officer Amy Clarke told the panel. “Miss Griffiths was tasked with being liaison officer and engaged in sexual activity with him. She agreed further that sexual activity happened on duty.”

No information was available about the victim’s condition after his assignations with Officer Griffiths, The Daily Mail reported.

Susan Davies, chair of the misconduct hearing, said that both parties consented to the sex.

But by having sex with a man whom she was supposed to be helping, Davies said that Officer Griffiths “breached standards of honesty and integrity,” according to Metro.

North Wales Police Deputy Chief Constable Richard Debicki apologized to the victim after the misconduct hearing.

The deputy chief constable said the victim was “badly let down by the person who was entrusted to support him. Society puts great faith in police officers to work with members of the public, often when they are at their most vulnerable.”

“The majority of our officers do a fantastic job of supporting those in need of help and in doing so always strive to retain the trust and confidence of the public,” he said.

Griffiths had been on the police force since 2001, according to Metro.

Comments (19)
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PPO7150
PPO7150

Her duties & responsibilities as an officer & especially as a Caretaker for Sexual Abuse must come formost in the performance of her duties, and as an example to her colleagues and community she serves. To her credit, she took that responsibility and resigned.

DR226
DR226

She should have been a teacher...😏

tfort
tfort

Sounds about right.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

"Susan Davies, chair of the misconduct hearing, said that both parties consented to the sex." Well, if he's an adult...

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Yeah, not sure about this one if both were adults and consented (as long as the other person was just 18)? If she still performed her job, but they got close? A little "ify" to me?

jamesor1
jamesor1

Admitting and Resigning before disclosure does not make her a hero. She is just just the run of the mill horney woman............Like many horney men. Violation: Like many conduct unbecoming a police officer.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

gallowayg
gallowayg

Perhaps she was helping him.

Farticus
Farticus

There was definitely “liaison” there!

Dra71
Dra71

Oh yeah, she blew it alright. Sorry I had to.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

Would you be questioning "on or off duty" if this were a MALE officer and FEMALE "victim"? What I don't understand is WHAT HELP was she supposed to give him, as not a CURRENT "victim" of sex abuse but a HISTORICAL "victim" (whatever that is)????

Chuck Davis
Chuck Davis

As Micheal Sullivan said if both adults is on thing, but on duty is another thing. You can't have sex on any job while on duty.

RPG156
RPG156

If it were a male officer and a female victim, we wouldn't be as perplexed would we?

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

If it had been a male officer, and a female victim, there would be criminal charges filed..... and rightfully so

Raymelson
Raymelson

Looks like to me that sex is destroying America

Musicray
Musicray

Really? Makes no sense..

Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

What's a cop doing helping a sex abuse victim? What's a guy doing being a sex abuse victim?


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