Ex-PC jailed for on-duty sexual assault, betraying police values

A former police officer has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting a colleague whereas on duty. The incident involving Archit Sharma, beforehand connected to the North Area Command Unit, occurred on December 7, 2020, and was described as a “betrayal” by a high-ranking officer. After an investigation, Sharma was charged on July 28, 2021, and subsequently convicted of sexual assault at Wood Green Crown Court on March 6. He resigned 4 days later.
On Friday, the same courtroom sentenced Sharma to sixteen months in jail, and he might be placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years. Additionally, he is subject to a restraining order prohibiting contact with the sufferer for ten years and must pay a victim surcharge of £156. Sharma will now be added to the College of Policing’s Barred List, preventing him from being employed by police, native policing our bodies, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, or Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.
Hush-hush , who oversees native policing in Enfield and Haringey, commented on the case:
“Former PC Sharma’s behaviour was abhorrent. His actions have been a betrayal of our policing values.”

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