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Peak Of Cynicism Or Greed For Profit. Police Officer Who Downloaded Porn While Guarding The House With A Dead Child Jailed For 12 Months

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A police officer, who downloaded pornography at the house of the family whose child committed a suicide, has been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday and is jailed for 12 months.

On February, 11th, 2018 Avi Maharaj, the police officer was asked to guard the house while the family was grieving “elsewhere” after their 14-year-old son had taken his own life. Maharaj hacked the password to the household Virgin Media account and downloaded four pornographic films.

Maharaj, 44-year-old, of Kingswood Place, Hayes was supposed to waiting for the undertaker to take the body away when he downloaded pornography worth £25.96.

The family had initially thought their son had downloaded the clips before realising that it was Maharaj who did that.

Sentencing, Judge Deborah Taylor told him that while the parents of the boy were grieving elsewhere he had responsibility to guard the house.

"Instead of performing that duty with respect and professionalism, you took it upon yourself to guess the password to the household Virgin Media account, to act as if you were the account holder, and use it to purchase, download and view four pornography films."

The judge added the family were "vulnerable, traumatised by the loss of their son, and trusted you to guard their house" and his actions had led to a "false understanding of their son's last hours".

"All right-thinking people would be appalled by your gross lack of decency and respect in indulging yourself at all in those circumstances, let alone deviously, and at the expense of the bereaved parents."

The boy’s father, Graham Miller confessed that Maharaj’s actions “upset” the image of his son adding that it made him feel like he never had known his own child. Mr. Miller realized that his son was not responsible for downloading the adult films only when he made a call to Virgin Media and found out at what time the pornography materials had been downloaded.

Maharaj, who was based in Earlsfield, Wandsworth, initially denied the allegations when interviewed by police, the court heard.

"He provided officers with a prepared statement in which he denied the allegation and questioned security of the premises," Prosecutor Gregor McKinley said.

Edmund Gritt, representing Maharaj, said the defendant "expressed his wholly ashamed apologies to the Miller family".

 

Author: Usa Really