Child abuse squad cop dismissed for molesting girl

Plymouth

A detective from a Met Police child abuse squad was kicked out of the force today (thurs) for twice sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl. Det Con Christopher Maitland, 40, hoped to work with a specific ‘paedophile unit’ and told colleagues he was ‘really passionate about protecting children’. Maitland, who was originally arrested last November, worked for the anti-abuse unit – also known as Sapphire Unit – which investigates rapes and serious sexual violence. He admitted twice sexually assaulting the girl…

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