Officer charged with breaching notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised charges against Superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams for breaches of notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act.

Jun 7, 2023
By Paul Jacques
Superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 16.

The CPS said Supt Williams, 58, has been charged with five offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2022, including failing to notify the MPS of required details of overseas travel and bank and credit card account details, between November 2019 and December 2021.

The requirements were imposed following her conviction for possessing an indecent image of a child.

The highly decorated officer, who was commended for her work after the Grenfell Tower disaster, was dismissed from the MPS but later reinstated after a Police Appeals Tribunal overturned the decision, ruling she that she should not have been sacked, and instead should have received a final written warning.

Nick Price, head of the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division at the CPS, said: “We have authorised charges against Superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams for five offences relating to breaches of notification requirements.

“The charges follow an investigation by officers at the MPS’s Central West Command Unit that began in 2022.

“The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Supt Williams are active and that she has the right to a fair trial.”

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