Cop who worked with Enfield school admits string of child sex offences

Met Police officer who worked as Enfield’s ‘safer schools’ representative pleads guilty to having sex with girl aged 14

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A serving Met Police officer who worked in Enfield has pleaded guilty to a string of child sexual offences.

PC Hussain Chehab, aged 22, yesterday (24th) pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court to four counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13-15, three counts of making indecent photographs of a child, and one count of engaging in sexual communication with a child.

The sexual activity with a child offence took place between March and September 2019, before Chehab began working in the Met. Chehab worked as a safer schools officer for three months in 2021, working at an Enfield secondary school, but the offence is said to be unrelated to this role.

No verdict was recorded in a further four counts of making indecent photographs of a child, so the judge ordered they be left to lie on file.

Chehab was released on bail for sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on 17th March.

Following his guilty plea an accelerated police misconduct process has been initiated and a hearing will be held “as quickly as possible”.

Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines, lead for policing in Enfield and Haringey, said: “Our thoughts foremost today are with the young girls who Chehab exploited and took advantage of for his own sexual gratification.

“These offences are made all the more sickening by the fact that some of the image offences were committed while PC Chehab was in a role as a safer schools officer attached to a secondary school in Enfield between May 2021 and his arrest in August 2021.

“Once the initial allegations against PC Chehab were made, he was immediately removed from his role while the investigation took place. We have worked closely with the school concerned, and Enfield local authority, to ensure that there were no further unreported safeguarding incidents or missed opportunities.

“A review of the information provided to the Met prior to him joining as a police officer was carried out and nothing was found that could have indicated his offending.

“Prior to commencing his role as a safer schools officer he was also subject to further child and vulnerable group supervision vetting, in line with the current vetting standards for all those who work with children and young persons.

“This news will of course cause considerable damage and concern, not only to the local community, but Londoners as a whole, who place their trust in police officers to go into our schools alongside their children every day and keep them safe.

“While no evidence has been found linking any of Chehab’s offending to his role, we are engaging with our local schools, community forums and independent advisory groups to reassure them following the damage his actions will have caused.”

PC Chehab joined the Met Police on 30th March 2020. His offending came to light in July 2021 when the family of a 16-year-old girl called police to raise concerns about the fact she had recently been in a relationship with PC Chehab, which they believed began when she was 15 years old.

He was arrested on 24th August 2021 during which time a number of digital devices were seized. He was placed on restricted duties, which ordered him to work within the confines of a police building in a non public-facing role and to have no contact with schools or children.

When his devices were examined, a number of indecent images were found and he was further arrested on 28th October 2021, when he was also suspended from duty.

Analysis of further devices also revealed messages between PC Chehab and a 14-year-old girl engaging in sexual communication. She later provided evidence to police that they had entered into a sexual relationship in 2019 when she was just 14.

Anyone with any information about a police officer or member of staff who works for the Met and is corrupt, abusing their position and power, can call the anti-corruption and abuse hotline, run by Independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 085 0000 or complete the online form at

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