Met police officer charged with 13 child sex offences including sexual activity with girl under 15


A SERVING Met Police officer has been charged with 13 child sex offences including sexual activity with a girl aged under 15.

PC Hussain Chehab was arrested in July 2021.

Today, Tuesday, 13 September, he was charged with:

*Four counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13-15;

*Five counts of making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of a child;

*One count of taking indecent images of children;

*One count of engaging in sexual communication with a child;

*One count of distributing indecent images of a child;

*One count of encouraging or assisting in the distribution of indecent images of children.

The offences are said to have occurred between 2019 and 2021.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and PC Chehab has been suspended from duty.

Chehab, attached to North Area Borough Command Unit, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today when the case was adjourned.

Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines, in charge of policing for the North Area Command Unit, said: “We recognise that this news will cause concern within the community and we have fully engaged with our local partners throughout this investigation.

“The Met has announced a comprehensive review of its standards as part of a genuine commitment to rebuild trust but I understand that developments such as this undermine that work. We would encourage anyone who has concerns about the actions of any of our officers to report them to us immediately.”