Friday, 9 January 2015

Probation Officer's Fling With Burglary Suspect She Protected From Police

A probation officer, who fell for a burglar wanted by police, putting him up in her home and giving him a mobile phone was told today that she would probably be going to prison when she returns for sentencing.

Stacey Karen McCarthy, 31, of MacMillan Court, Ruislip Road East, Greenford was bailed to return to Isleworth Crown Court for a pre-sentence report on February 6.

She pleaded guilty to assisting an offender between January 30 and February 23, last year, namely with intent to impede the prosecution of Stephen Sullivan she failed to notify the police of his mobile phone number and allowed him to stay at her home.

She also pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office between January 1 and February 23, last year, namely conducted an inappropriate relationship with Stephen Sullivan while employed as a supervising probation officer and provided him with a mobile phone.

“This was breach of trust by a public official and it is very likely you will receive a custodial sentence,” the judge told her.

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