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News: UK

Thu 15 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


He provided different explanations, saying he wanted to check their health status and that he was checking contact details after losing them from his telephone

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Married police constable, who was caught using work computers to background checks on his secret gay lovers, has since quit work after being suspended.

PC Haydn Evans has made the decision to quit from his position within the force before he had to face the internal disciplinary panel after his secret second life was caught out when he used work computers to background checks on up to six of his gay lovers.

Evans, 55, who has been an officer for 31 years and has two sons, used the computers to check certain information from their health records to criminal records and addresses.

According to a local paper Newport, a South Wales Police spokeswoman said: "PC Haydn Evans was suspended from duty when the investigation was launched and he resigned from the force.



"We will always undertake swift and robust action when investigating allegations of staff misconduct.

"Any police officer or staff member that abuses the trust instilled in them by South Wales Police can expect to be thoroughly investigated by our professional standards department.

"As this case demonstrates, those who fail to meet the high standards that the police service and the public demand will face appearing before a criminal court or an internal misconduct hearing."

The married man was charged with 12 offences of causing a computer to perform a function to obtain withheld data. Newport magazine reports that Prosecutor Rob Simkin said: "He was arrested and said he accessed the system to obtain information about men he'd had sexual encounters with.

"He provided different explanations, saying he wanted to check their health status and that he was checking contact details after losing them from his telephone.

"PC Evans also accepted undertaking general searches on the computer for 'homosexuals', 'bum boy' and 'gay guy'. He admitted these were to provide his own personal interest and gratification."

Evans was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs but paid the price with the revelation of his second life and having to quit his job.

 

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