Robert Bryan defends policeman charged with misconduct in public office and offences against teenage girls

23 May 2017

Robert Bryan recently represented Keith Burgess, a Police Constable from Southampton, who was charged with offences toward teenage girls and Misconduct in Public Office. Burgess, 42, was a 'trusted' neighbourhood officer in Southampton. He was found not guilty on all sexual offences charges meaning he was acquitted on seven out of the nine charges he faced. 

At the close of the Prosecution case, following successful submissions made by the defence, the Jury returned not guilty verdicts in relation to the allegations of sexual assaults, grooming and the making of indecent images of children. The trial continued regarding allegations of misconduct, where he was found guilty of misconduct for sending "flirtatious" messages to one 17-year-old girl.

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