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Former Greater Manchester Police officer jailed for making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children

A former Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer has been sentenced for crimes relating to indecent images of children, following an investigation managed by the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).

Police Constable (PC) Christopher Dunn, aged 32 from Swinton, was arrested by GMP on 3 February this year. He was charged with:

  • Three counts of making indecent images of children
  • Three counts of possessing indecent images of children
  • Two counts of distributing indecent images of children
  • Four counts of misconduct in a public office.

The charges relate to 57 victims aged between 13 and 44.

At an earlier court appearance he pleaded guilty to all the charges against him, with the exception of two of the misconduct in public office charges. He appeared before Manchester Crown Court on 17 July where he was jailed for four years and four months.

He has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.

This investigation was managed; carried out by GMP with our oversight. The investigation was not in connection with any other ongoing investigation.

Dunn was dismissed from the force, following a special case hearing, on 20 May this year. He will be placed on the College of Policing Barred list, preventing him from working in any law enforcement agency in the future.

IOPC Regional Director Amanda Rowe yesterday said: 

“Swift action has been taken by the court in jailing Christopher Dunn for these most shocking and serious of crimes.  

“In overseeing this investigation by Greater Manchester Police, our joint work has ensured this former officer, who had no place in public office, is no longer a danger to the local community.   

“Christopher Dunn’s actions do not reflect the integrity of hard-working, honest police, and the public can be confident that there is no place for this behaviour in any police force.”


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