20th July 2020

Former Police Inspector Jonathan McLeod, aged 34, has been charged with four counts of sexual touching and will also be subject to a gross misconduct hearing.

The former Police Inspector resigned from Essex Police Force in March 2020.  The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigated complaints from a woman alleging he abused his position for sexual purpose.  Following the IOPC investigation evidence was provided to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) who made the decision to charge.

Mr McLeod is due to appear before Colchester Magistrates Court on 28 July 2020.