Phillip Schofield’s pedophile brother is fired from the police force after being convicted of 11 sex offenses against a child
- Timothy Schofield was found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy
- Brother Phillip, TV star, was a witness against him at the April abuse trial
Timothy, the pedophile brother of Phillip Schofield, has been fired from the police force three weeks after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Civilian police officer Timothy Schofield, 54, told the jury in court that he had watched pornography with the boy, who he insisted was over 16 years old at the time.
He said they also engaged in sexual acts while separated, but denied engaging in sexual acts with the teen. However, he was convicted of 11 sex offenses against the child.
Today, Avon and Somerset Police announced that Schofield was fired yesterday following a misconduct hearing.
Schofield, from Bath, had worked in IT at the heart of the organization at the force’s headquarters in Portishead.
Timothy Schofield (right) told his TV star brother (left) in September 2021 that he had engaged in a sexual act with the boy “that last year,” according to testimony Phillip gave in court
ACC Will White, outlining the panel’s findings, said: ‘Timothy Schofield committed a series of manipulative and exploitative offenses against someone in a position of vulnerability. The details and impact of his crime were frightening to read for the panel, as they were for members of the public.
“The panel is grateful for the courage of the victim and all those who provided information and evidence to the investigative team that led to his being brought to justice for these heinous crimes.
Timothy Schofield’s position as a member of a police organization makes his responsibility all the greater with regard to his criminal behaviour. The damage he has caused is serious and extensive.
“His criminal conviction undermines the public’s trust in the police and its employees who work tirelessly to build that trust, especially in this age of national control.”
Timothy Schofield was convicted of 11 sex offenses involving a child between October 2016 and October 2019
After the case, This Morning star Phillip, 61, said: “As far as I’m concerned, I don’t have a brother anymore.”
Schofield was convicted of 11 sex offenses involving a child between October 2016 and October 2019, including two sexual activities with a child, following a trial at Exeter Crown Court.
Phillip’s brother cited “mental health issues” as the reason for his actions, while also accusing the victim of “exaggerating” what happened.
The IT worker was suspended in December 2021.
Detective Keith Smith said: ‘This defendant exploited and abused the victim by committing a sickening series of crimes over a considerable period of time.
“Although the defendant does not work in a public capacity and the crimes are not related to his work, we know that his work for the police will be a matter of public interest.”
An NSPCC spokesperson said: ‘Child sexual abuse can have devastating and long-lasting effects on a person’s life and Timothy Schofield’s actions were deeply damaging.