Former member of police staff convicted of possessing indecent images of children

A former member of police staff has been convicted of possessing indecent images of children.

Gary Rice, aged 51, formerly a property officer at Bethnal Green Police Station, pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court to three counts of possessing indecent images of children

He was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment to run concurrently, suspended on each count for two years. He also has an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order with notification requirements for 10 years.

On 13 November 2016 a warrant was executed at an address in Barking. Rice was subsequently charged as above and resigned from the MPS within a week of being arrested.

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