Former Scunthorpe policeman jailed for sexual misconduct with vulnerable victim

Simon Miller sentenced for misconduct and abuse of power
Court Reporter

Court Reporter

Former Scunthorpe policeman jailed for sexual misconduct with vulnerable victim

Former Humberside Police officer Simon Miller, 53, has been sentenced to 28 months imprisonment. This week's sentence comes after Miller's immediate dismissal following a misconduct hearing last year.

Miller's downfall began with a report of inappropriate conduct and behaviour. Investigations revealed that while based in Scunthorpe, he had engaged in a sexual relationship with a vulnerable victim he met during an incident in June 2021, while on duty.

This breach of trust led to an accelerated Misconduct Hearing, which was conducted privately to avoid compromising the ongoing criminal investigation.

The Misconduct Panel found Miller guilty of Discreditable Conduct, leading to his dismissal and placement on the College of Policing Barred List.

He was then charged under Section 26 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act for engaging in a sexual relationship with a victim, knowing such conduct was improper.

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Marshall expressed gratitude to the victim for her courage in supporting the investigation, stating, “Miller abused his position as a police officer and used it for his own sexual gain.

"His actions were utterly reprehensible and we will absolutely not tolerate, accept or condone this kind of behaviour, that ultimately undermines the public’s confidence in us as Humberside Police and brings policing into disrepute."

The Deputy Chief Constable also encouraged anyone who believes they may have been a victim of such offences by a police force member to report them, assuring sensitive and serious treatment of their cases.