Police officer accused of intercourse assault on six-year-old lady whereas he was on responsibility | UK | News | EUROtoday

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A police officer has been remanded in custody after showing in courtroom accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old lady whereas on responsibility. PC Dean Dempster, from Greater Manchester Police (GMP), is alleged to have sexually touched the kid whereas on responsibility in Oldham on December 29.

The 34-year-old, of Langford Road, Manchester, appeared over videolink from jail at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday. Judge David Swinnerton mounted a trial date for June 19, with the case anticipated to final 5 to seven days.

He remanded Dempster in custody forward of an additional listening to on February 23. The police officer, who joined GMP in 2021 after serving as a particular constable and ambulance service paramedic, is charged with two offences.

One alleged offence pertains to the assault of the lady by sexual touching and a second of misconduct in a public workplace, as a result of alleged assault being dedicated whereas on responsibility. No pleas had been entered through the listening to.

Vanessa Thomson, prosecuting, instructed the courtroom {that a} plea and trial preparation listening to couldn’t happen as there was at the moment no indictment.

Barrister Richard Orme, defending, stated: “We have instructions to make a bail application in due course.”

Following Dempster’s arrest, on New Year’s Eve final yr, a spokesman for GMP stated he had been suspended from responsibility and misconduct proceedings would resume upon the conclusion of felony proceedings.