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Who is Erling Leask?
A police officer admitted to using his position to groom two women for sexual contact and indecently assaulting one of them.
Erling Leask, 56, carried out the crimes in the early 2000s when he was a Northumbrian police officer in Newcastle.
He admitted misconduct in a public or judicial office and pleaded guilty to one count of indecent battery in connection with kissing a victim in a park.
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He is 56 year old.
Erling Leask was working as a Northumbria Police constable.
But he denied three counts of indecent assault on the same woman and those pleas of not guilty were accepted by the prosecution.
The disgraced police officer, from Cowgate, Newcastle, admitted a similar 2002 misconduct charge against a second woman and indecently assaulted her by kissing her in a park.
Leask was warned that a prison sentence is an option when he is sentenced in August, as his case was postponed due to pre-sentencing reports, Chronicle Live reports.
Judge Christopher Prince, at Newcastle Crown Court
Newcastle Crown Court Judge Christopher Prince said: ‘You will be sentenced on 20 August.
‘All sentencing options, including custody, will be available to the court.
“A pre-sentencing report will be prepared in your case and you should cooperate with the preparation of that.”
Leask was released on unconditional bail until his sentencing hearing.
Superintendent Steve Ammari, head of the Northumbria Police Department of Professional Standards, said: ‘First and foremost, we want to acknowledge the courage of the victims who came forward in this case.
‘Former officer Erling Leask abused his position of trust and we want to make it clear that his behavior was completely unacceptable.
‘He has not worked for the Force for 15 years, and we want to assure the public that his actions are in no way representative of the officers and personnel who every day display the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to the communities we are from. proud. to serve.’