Metropolitan Police officer 'asked revenge porn victim to send him naked photos'

Tania Snuggs, news reporter
PC Kevin Mohess faces being sacked if the allegations are proved. File pic

A Metropolitan Police officer is facing the sack over allegations he asked a revenge porn victim to send him naked pictures of herself.

PC Kevin Mohess is accused of going to the home of the woman while on duty on 30 October 2018, so that she could report claims that nude and intimate photos of her were being shared on social media without her permission.

He is then alleged to have approached her on social media between 15 November and 18 December that year to suggest they meet for a drink - and asked her to send him explicit pictures.

The woman - referred to as "Mrs X" - is said to have recognised PC Mohess as the officer she reported the crime to when he allegedly contacted her online.

PC Mohess, based at the Met's north east command unit, is now facing a private hearing for accusations that he breached standards of professional behaviour - and of gross misconduct.

According to a notice published on Monday, the officer must answer allegations that he "used confidential information obtained in his role as a police officer to encourage the victim to send nude and intimate pictures of herself".

It continues: "It is alleged that in acting in this way, PC Mohess breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of 'authority, respect and courtesy, confidentiality and discreditable conduct'."

PC Mohess faces the sack if the allegations are proven after the three-day hearing, which starts on Wednesday.

The Met said it will be held in private "due to the current COVID-19 pandemic", but that a "full outcome decision notice" will be published.