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Rotherham PC Accused Of Child Sex Offence
A South Yorkshire police officer based in Rotherham has been charged with causing a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.
Pc Daniel Cookson, 27, appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Thursday accused of the offence, the force said in a statement.
Cookson, who was arrested in November, was charged on August 21 but South Yorkshire Police has has only just released the information.
The force said he was "previously based in Rotherham".
It said the charge relates to an alleged offence committed between March and November last year, and Cookson was suspended when he was arrested in November.
Cookson was bailed to appear at Leeds Crown Court on September 11, according to the magistrates' court.
South Yorkshire police say his arrest is not related to the wider investigation into grooming in the town.