Former Warwickshire Police officer jailed for child sex offences

A former Warwickshire Police officer has been jailed after admitting to a string of sex offences involving children at Birmingham Crown Court.

Christopher Cambray, 42, from Shrewley in Warwickshire, was jailed for four year and two months with five years on licence after pleading guilty to paying for the sexual services of a child, two offences of sexual activity with a child, two offences of making indecent photographs of a child and one offence of taking indecent photographs of a child.

The former patrol sergeant was first arrested in September 2014 and appeared in court in April 2015. During this time he was suspended from duty and faced an internal misconduct process.

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Det Ch Insp Vikki Reay said: “Throughout the investigation, our key concern has been the welfare, protection and wellbeing of the children involved.

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“Ensuring that those who commit crimes are brought to justice is our overriding focus, second only to preventing crime from happening in the first place. That’s how we best serve our communities and it is essential to maintaining public trust and confidence.”

Det Supt Gary Watson said: “All our officers and staff are subject to the highest scrutiny and vetting in advance of starting a job with us. They are privileged to hold a public office and the standard expected of them as a result is continually emphasised to them.

“It is distressing for all concerned when one of those officers is found guilty of a crime that is amongst one of the most challenging and incomprehensible with which we deal. Our thoughts are completely focused on the victims at this time.

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“As soon as we became aware of these offences, we took action to bring Christopher Cambray to justice, standing him down from his duties whilst the investigation and trial process took place.”

On his eventual release from prison, Mr Cambray will be subject to notification requirements in accordance with the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for the rest of his life.