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A Kingscliff police officer is facing misconduct charges for allegedly having sex at the police station while on duty and giving a pistol to a woman.

Senior Sergeant Mark Anthony Garner, 48, did not appear at Tweed Heads Local Court and did not enter a plea when the case came up for mention yesterday.

Police allege that between 2am and 4am on September 16, 2011, Garner had sex with a female at the police station while on duty.

He is also alleged to have aided and abetted the possession of an unlicensed firearm, allow an unauthorised person to possess a pistol, and did not take all reasonable precautions to prevent a pistol coming into possession of an unauthorised person.

The case will be heard at Lismore Local Court on March 19.


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