Police officer collects $28,000 in overtime payments for watching child porn while being off duty


Craig Wattier
Craig Wattier
By: Alexis Bell  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A police officer betrayed the trust of child rape victims by looking at child porn videos, which were kept in evidence vaults at the police station, according to police in Canada.

Peel police said that they have arrested 52-year-old Craig Wattier, after being accused of claiming overtime payments while he was off duty and watching hundreds of child porn videos.

Wattier has been charged with fraud, possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography. As part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors, Wattier pleaded guilty to breach of trust and fraud.

As a result, Wattier has been sentenced to serve one year in jail.

He has also paid back the $28,000 in overtime payments he fraudulently claimed. The police officer has since resigned from his position.

Wattier’s wife Debbie, slammed the sentence, calling it unfair that her husband will have to serve a year in jail. She said that he only pleaded guilty because he was promised a sentence of probation.

According to the criminal complaint, Wattier watched 241 child porn videos while he was off duty. Wattier then clocked in the time he spent watching the child porn videos as overtime work and collected $28,000.

Investigators said that Wattier had no reason to review the child porn that was entered in the evidence vault.

Prosecutors told the judge that Wattier victimized the children a second time by looking at the child porn for his sexual gratification.