by Dan Beavan, DPW West
Aug 23 2011
FORMER senior crime investigator with North Wales Police appeared in court yesterday charged with grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old.
Ian Wyn Williams, 45, of Trem Eryri, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, appeared at Telford Magistrates Court charged with two counts of sexual activity with a 15-year-old from Church Stretton, in Shropshire.
She cannot be named for legal reasons.
He also faces unrelated charges of making indecent photographs, possessing indecent images and inciting sexual activity.
The case was adjourned and Williams was bailed to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on August 30.
The investigation has been carried out by West Mercia Police.
He is accused of carrying out the alleged offences while off duty but while employed by the North Wales Force.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has also supervised a separate inquiry by North Wales Police into whether Williams misused used his position within the Force to access inappropriate information.