Detective Constable Remanded In Custody After Pleading Guilty To Sexual Offences

A serving police officer has pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences at court.

Detective Constable Chris Maitland, 40, based on the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, appeared before Southwark Crown Court today, Friday 15 April, and pleaded guilty to:

  • Two counts of sexual touching of a girl under 13 years.
  • Five counts of taking an indecent image of a child. 
  • Seven counts of making an indecent image of a child.

He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on 13 May.

Maitland was originally arrested on 22 November 2015 on suspicion of possession and distribution of indecent images of children. He was charged on 17 March.

The offences happened when DC Maitland was off duty.
DC Maitland is currently suspended from duty.