Ex Hull PCSO Admits Child Sex Offences

1 May 2012, 17:04

A judge has told an ex PSCO from Hull he faces a lengthy jail term after admitting child sex offences.

48 year old Gary Hastings, of Wright Street, pleaded guilty at York Crown Court to seven counts of sexual activity with two boys.

He denied causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography. Those charges were allowed to lie on file.

The Judge said his behavior was “extremely grave” and a long stint in jail was inevitable.

The court was told the offences took place between November 2007 and August 2010.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: “Gary Hastings was suspended in August 2011 following an investigation by the Humberside Police professional standards branch.

“He later tendered his resignation, which came into effect at the end of January 2012 and is therefore no longer an employee of Humberside Police.

“He commenced employment as a PCSO in North East Lincolnshire in March 2008 after undergoing standard vetting procedures for this role.''

Hastings was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at York Crown Court on June 8.

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