Former police officer sentenced for indecent images offences
Jonathan Fulcher appeared at Exeter Crown Court
A former Exeter police constable has today [27 September] been sentenced for indecent images offences.
Jonathan Fulcher, 34, appeared at Exeter Crown Court and has been sentenced to eight months in jail suspended for two years, given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO), and placed on the sex offenders registerfor making indecent images of a child between June 2010 and October 2016, and possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate.
Fulcher, from Crediton, was a serving police officer in Exeter but was suspended from duty at the start of the criminal investigation.
A Special Case Hearing was held before Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer on 3 July 2017 and Fulcher was dismissed from the police service without notice.
Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton said: “Jonathan Fulcher has acted in a wholly inappropriate and criminal manner for which he has been sentenced at court today.
“As soon as these allegations came to light, Fulcher was suspended from duty and a full investigation launched. He has now been dismissed from the police service.
“Devon and Cornwall Police expects the highest ethical and professional conduct from all officers and staff operating within the Force, and robustly investigates misconduct and allegations of criminal offences.
“The vast majority of our staff demonstrate commitment on a daily basis to these professional standards and the Force’s obligation to instil public confidence in the police service. Fulcher’s actions have fallen well below these standards and his behaviour has let the police service and the public down."
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