London Police Officer Convicted Of Making Indecent Images Of Teenage Girl He Met On Tinder


A London police officer has been convicted of making indecent images of a teenage girl he met on dating app Tinder.

The officer, 26-year-old Stephen McMillan, yesterday admitted child pornography offences at the High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court.

McMillan, from Aylesbury, filmed a video of the girl performing a sex act on him, as well as sending an obscene image of her to three friends.

The man was arrested back in January, with news about the case surfacing in March.

Speaking about the case, Detective Sergeant Kerry Bradfield said: “Thames Valley Police takes all reports of sexual offences seriously and will listen and treat anyone who comes forward to report a sexual offence with the utmost sensitivity.

“McMillan pleaded guilty to these offences, which were carried out against a teenage girl. The making and distribution of indecent images involving those under the age of 18 is illegal and this conviction demonstrates Thames Valley Police will investigate to ensure all offenders are brought to justice.”

The Met Police officer pleaded guilty to making an indecent photograph of a child and distributing it, as well as inciting a child to be involved in pornography.

McMillan also pleaded guilty to possession of an extreme pornographic image that was also downloaded from his mobile phone.

The officer will be sentenced on 4th July at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court.

Today, Tinder announced plans to no longer allow under-18s to use the dating service, having previously let those between 13-17 to be on the app, but only connect with those within that age bracket.

Read more about the decision here.