December 2020

Paedophile police sergeant’s crimes are ‘shocking example of predatory behaviour’

A serving “predatory” police officer has been jailed after being found guilty of child sex offences.

Sgt Michael Grigg, 34, of Hertfordshire Police, was sentenced to six and a half years at Harrow Crown Court.

A jury found him guilty on two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child between 2007 and 2012.

Police said he committed the offences while working as a cadet leader and his actions “amounted to a gross abuse of his position”.

He has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and is subject to a sexual harm prevention order.

Grigg, formerly of Hatfield, was arrested as part of an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) managed investigation conducted by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Safeguarding Command, police said.