False rape report inquiry officer faces jail

A former police detective who falsified statements and a forensics report in a rape investigation has been warned he could be jailed.

Dominic Griffiths pleaded guilty to three counts of misconduct in a public office at Liverpool Crown Court.

The 28-year-old was arrested following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

He has since resigned from his role as a detective constable based in east Manchester.

Between August and November 2009 he falsified and signed two statements of another person and on 27 April 2010 falsified a forensics report during a rape investigation, the charges said.

Sentencing was adjourned until 27 April for medical reports to be produced.

Judge John Phipps granted him unconditional bail but warned him: "A custodial sentence will be considered by the court and I want you to be under no illusions about that."

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