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Offending by Gavin Giles while employed by Police

3 October 2019

The Authority oversaw the Police investigation into offending committed by Gavin Giles while he was a Police officer in Counties Manukau District.

In June 2018, Police from Texas, USA, notified NZ police that Mr Giles had been contacting a 13-year-old girl there through social media and exchanging sexually explicit images.

Police investigated and Mr Giles was charged with exposing a young person to indecent material in early August 2018. He resigned from Police on 22 August 2018 and pleaded guilty to the charge in court the following day.

The Authority recently completed its final review of the Police investigation and agreed with the actions taken.

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