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Friday, 4 October, 2002, 11:36 GMT 12:36 UK
Inspector facing child porn charges
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Inspector Wratten will appear at Crawley Magistrates
A police inspector has been charged with child pornography offences.

Inspector Chris Wratten, of Bexhill, East Sussex, was charged earlier this week with 27 offences of making indecent images of children.

The 48-year-old has been bailed to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court on 11 October, Sussex police said.

A second Sussex officer - based in Brighton - who was arrested in August as part of Operation Ore, remains on bail pending further inquiries.

Indecent images

Operation Ore was launched by British police earlier this year to track down users of pay-per-view child pornography web sites in the United States.

In Warwickshire, a 39-year-old police officer arrested last week on suspicion of child pornography offences has been released on bail, police said.

The Gloucestershire officer was detained at a house over allegations that he had accessed indecent images of children on the Internet.


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