Retired police officer Robert Wyn Jones admits misconduct
- 28 July 2014
- From the section North East Wales
A retired North Wales Police custody sergeant is facing jail after admitting misconduct in public office.
Robert Wyn Jones, 50, from Ruthin, Denbighshire, accessed a police report when not authorised to do so and passed details to a member of the public.
Jones initially denied the offence and a trial was expected but he changed his plea at Mold Crown Court on Monday.
Judge Philip Hughes adjourned for a pre-sentence report and warned Jones he should expect a custodial sentence.
Jones, a former custody sergeant at Wrexham police station, accessed the report in September 2012, passing details on to a member of the public who was not authorised to receive it.
He pleaded not guilty to three charges in June 2013.
A second charge of misconduct is not being proceeded with after he admitted an alternative Data Protection Act charge - that in November and December 2012 he unlawfully obtained and disclosed personal data to a woman.
A third charge of unauthorised accessing of computer material, which he denied, is not being proceeded with.
Sentencing was adjourned for two weeks.
Judge Philip Hughes told Jones: "I am sure you understand that for this kind of offending, you must come back expecting a custodial sentence."