West Yorkshire police officer sentenced after admitting making indecent images of children

A West Yorkshire Police officer has been given a suspended custodial sentence after admitting making indecent images of children.

By Leanne Clarke
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 9:33 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2022, 9:35 am

PC Alan Dudzinski, 20, pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates Court on March 1 to three counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possession of extreme pornography.

He appeared at Durham Crown Court yesterday where he was sentenced to an eight-month custodial sentence, suspended for two years.

He was also made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for 10 years and a rehabilitation order.

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A West Yorkshire Police officer has been given a suspended custodial sentence after admitting making indecent images of children.

He was arrested in May 2021 and has been suspended from duty since that time.

Detective Chief Superintendent Nicola Bryar, of West Yorkshire Police’s Professional Standards Directorate, said: “There is a victim of a sexual offence behind every one of those images.

"As a police force, we are committed to safeguarding and protecting the vulnerable and we know that the sharing of such images only prolongs and exacerbates the abuse that victims suffer.

“This officer’s actions go against everything that we stand for as a police service. I hope at least that this court case demonstrates that we will investigate and take action against anyone who commits such offences.

“Following the conclusion of this court case, the misconduct investigation will now resume in relation to this officer.”