A former West Midlands Police community support officer has appeared in court facing an accusation he had a sexual relationship with a victim of crime.
Kevin Hathaway attended Birmingham Magistrates’ Court earlier today, Friday, October 2 for a hearing lasting only a few minutes.
He was not required to enter a formal plea as the offence is indictable only – deemed so serious it is automatically sent to the Crown Court to be dealt with.
The charge states:
“Between August 28, 2018 and August 4, 2019 at Birmingham in the county of West Midlands while acting as a public officer, namely Kevin Hathaway, wilfully and without reasonable excuse or justification misconducted yourself in a way which amounted to an abuse of the public’s trust in the office holder by forming and pursuing a sexual relationship with a victim of crime.”
Hathway was granted unconditional bail. The investigation has been led by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which carried out enquiries between August 2019 and March this year.
Hathaway was charged in July by which time he was no longer serving with the force. He will appear at Birmingham Crown Court later this month.