A COP has been found guilty of gross misconduct after posting explicit pictures of himself on OnlyFans – to raise money for a HAIR TRANSPLANT.
PC Harry Edwards, 25, was caught after a friend recognized him on the popular adult website and tipped off police chiefs.
He resigned from his post Hertfordshire Police last September but admitted gross misconduct to the panel after posting the explicit images online.
The disciplinary hearing heard the officer, who was stationed at Watford, failed to explain to the chief constable that he was making money only fans.
The policeman with a receding hairline was accused of possibly discrediting the troops with his actions.
Edwards denied using his police officer status when posting the pictures and claimed he made every effort to disguise himself.
But he was caught after a pal spotted his profile under the name “Brett Hunter” and promoted it on social media.
The hearing also heard that he had planned to use the money he made on the adult site for his hair transplant.
Hertfordshire Constabulary representative Jenny Oborne told the panel: “The allegation relates to the operation of an OnlyFans account and a second allegation relates to a failure to declare a business interest to the Chief Constable.
“The existence of his OnlyFans account was brought to the attention of the police by a member of the public.
“It emerged that Mr Edwards used the account to upload and sell sexualized images.
“The site is based on subscriptions, which allows users to sell original content – the use of this account was for content of a sexual nature.
“He had used the alias Brett Hunter. He had advertised the site under the pseudonym on Twitter.
“In a pinned tweet, he wrote: ‘Lockdown has been long lets make it messy’ with a hyperlink to the OnlyFans account. The site remained active for several months.
“The amount raised was $62, which equals £45. It is not apparent what content this money came from – it was likely more than one source as OnlyFans was advertised as a $3 listing.”
Edwards admitted to breaching his duties and responsibilities as a police officer and violating conduct from March 21 to July 1, 2020.
Speaking to the hearing, he said: “I used the pseudonym to hide my identity because I didn’t want anyone else, like friends and family, to know what I was doing. I was embarrassed too.
“Not all of the posts were sexual – some were topless pics and some were pics of me in my clothes.
“I did it because it was free to start and I could do it in my own room. Back then, during the lockdown, overtime was not an option for the police.
“I didn’t realize at the time it was a misconduct. I closed the account because I think I realized, ‘what the hell am I doing?’
“It got to a point where I wasn’t making any money at all. I had a reality check.
“I cropped most of the pictures to take out my face. I used an app to change certain features – I made my nose smaller and my face narrower.
“However, the photos identify me. The money I received from this account I would have used for my hair transplant.
“My use of OnlyFans has left me disgusted. It has ruined friendships with people, it has the potential to ruin my career, and it has strained relationships with my partner’s parents.
“It’s actually gotten to the point that if someone mentions OnlyFans as a general topic, I can’t really address it.”
Edwards, who now works as operations manager, resigned in September 2021 but claims he did not leave out of fear of being fired.
Panel chair Darren Snow, who sat alongside Superintendent Sue Jameson and independent panel member Liz McEwan, ruled that claiming to run OnlyFans was gross misconduct and that failing to declare it a business interest was misconduct .
Mr Snow said: “We are perplexed that Mr Edwards has not explored other ways of generating income.
“It’s a strange move for the panel to make a cop.”
He decided that had Mr. Edwards remained in the force, he would have been fired.
The former PC is automatically excluded from cooperation with the police.
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