A serving neighborhood police officer who sexually assaulted a young girl has been jailed and fired by Greater Manchester Police.
PC Farooq Ahmed, 38, was also convicted in a case of creating an indecent image of a child.
Ahmed, who was based in GMP’s Tameside district, committed the crimes between 2016 and 2018.
PC was suspended from his duties after being charged with the offences.
He was sentenced to two years in prison in January and placed on the sex offenders’ register.
Ahmed, who was also given a five-year sexual assault prevention order, was formally dismissed by the GMP on Thursday.
Chief Constable Stephen Watson said: “I went by a young girl in this detestable am shocked by the abuse and Oldham CID detectives GMP which I have been happy that justice is the result of a strong and thorough criminal investigation Was.
“I expect our officers to maintain the highest standards of conduct with public safety being their main priority.”
He added: “Ahmed fell well below these standards when he committed these unforgivable crimes and his actions do not represent what I would expect from a Greater Manchester Police officer.”
Ahmed has been sacked amid calls for reform of police culture following the murder of Sarah Everard.
A 23-year-old London marketing executive was kidnapped, raped and murdered by Wayne Coozens, a serving Metropolitan Police officer at the time.
The Met Police were accused of multiple failures in the case when it emerged that Couzens had a history of sexual deviations.
He walked around naked in his car in 2015 and was accused of indecently exposing himself at a McDonald’s restaurant in south London a few days before Ms Everard was murdered.
The Met chief Dame Cressida Dick announced an investigation into the matter and promised radical changes within the force.
Campaigners say the investigation does not have enough statutory powers to “reach the truth”.
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