Police officer jailed for cruelty against a child

Mon, 03 Mar 2014

Christopher Hamilton, Gateshead, has pleaded guilty to cruelty to a person under 16 by willfully ill-treating them in a manner likely to cause suffering or injury, on the basis he did not cause the injuries but should have prevented them.

The child suffered a series of physical injuries including burns, bruising and hair loss, as well as emotional abuse which was recorded as videos on Hamilton’s’ phone.

Hamilton worked as a PC since 2002, but resigned in 2012 when the allegations came to light.

Mark Kelly, defending, said: "His behaviour was wrong and totally inappropriate but he does not accept he caused the injuries".

Hamilton also admitted unlawfully obtaining personal data from a police computer, and was given a fine of £500 for this.

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