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Skegness Police Officer Convicted Over Computer Misuse

A Lincolnshire police officer has appeared in court with five charges of using a police computer for his own personal gain

  • The Lincolnshire Special Constable shocked colleagues over his arrest

 

A Skegness special constable who was arrested and suspended over claims his misused police computers for personal gain appeared at Boston Magistrates on April 13th.

Dominic Watson, formerly of Hudson Way but now living in St Johns Street in Wainfleet appeared at the magistrates court where he admitted using the police computer for personal gain. He admitted five counts of causing a computer to perform a function to secure/enable unauthorised access to a program/data.

He showed no emotion when it was revealed that the offences took place October 19, 2019, January 28, 2020, February 16, 2020, between March 29 and March 31, 2020 and on July 13, 2020.

Dominic Watson was spared a prison sentence but was given a two-year suspended prison sentence for the misuse of computers to access secure programmes and data.

The suspended Skegness police constable had previously appeared at Boston Magistrates court on March 22 where he did not enter a plea to the five charges.

As well as receiving a two year suspended sentence, Dominic Watson was also ordered to pay a £156 surcharge for the victims of crime, plus £85 costs.

 

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