A TEEN has accused Love Island cop Mike Boateng of approaching her in his uniform and promising to “show her a good time”.
Aaliyah Read, then 17, says the star, 24, also took her Snapchat details.
She complained to his Manchester force bosses who launched a misconduct probe. He denies wrongdoing.
Her mum Kinda said: “I was disgusted to see him on Love Island while under investigation.”
Aaliyah told The Sun: “He came over to me and said, ‘Come with me and I’ll show you around Manchester. I’ll show you a good time’.
“He asked for my number. I said my phone was broken, the SIM card wasn’t working, so he asked for my Snapchat. I gave him it and he got back in the car and left.”
Aaliyah, now 18, made a formal complaint to Greater Manchester Police over the alleged incident in Cheetham Hill in July 2018.
The force’s professional standards department launched an investigation that month.
It was continuing when Boateng resigned from the force last month to fly to South Africa to start filming a winter version of the ITV2 show.
Aaliyah’s mum Kinda fumed: “I was absolutely disgusted to see him on Love Island while under investigation. I’m just absolutely disgusted that ITV have let this happen.”
Aaliyah added: “I knew he was going to be on TV but I didn’t think it would be Love Island.”
Police have indicated that the probe is at a very early stage.
Boateng strenously denies any wrongdoing. He still faces a disciplinary hearing.
He said: “I did resign to come on the show.
“But I spoke with the chief Ian Hopkins and thank God we’ve got a good relationship.
“So he has left the door open for me to come back if I do want to come back.”
The force got in touch with Aaliyah and Kinda, 40, a week before Love Island started this month. They told the family that Boateng would be appearing on TV — but did not say on which show.
ITV have not made clear if they knew about the police investigation when Boateng joined the show. A Love Island spokesman refused to comment last night.
Aaliyah received a letter from Greater Manchester Police’s professional standards unit saying that while her complaint did not meet the test for a criminal inquiry it was a potential misconduct matter.
The force told The Sun: “Allegations were made regarding an officer in 2018 and 2019 which are currently under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch.
“It is inappropriate to comment further whilst the investigation is ongoing.”
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