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Female Met Police officer, 32, ‘had sexual relationship with female rape victim she was assigned to help’ 

  • PC Charlotte Peters, 32, met the woman while investigating her rape case
  • Peters is a member of the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command
  • She was the woman’s  Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques officer
  • Peters has been charged with one count of misconduct in public office
A
female police officer is accused of engaging in an ‘inappropriate
relationship’ with a rape victim for more than a year, a court has
heard. 
PC
Charlotte Peters, 32, from Luton, Bedfordshire, allegedly became
involved with the complainant while working with the Metropolitan
Police’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command. 
She faces one charge of misconduct in public office.  

PC
Charlotte Peters, pictured today outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court
has been charged with misconduct in public office over allegations she
had an inappropriate relationship with a rape victim  while also the
complainant’s Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques officer
Westminster
Magistrates’ Court today heard Peters was the complainant’s Sexual
Offences Investigative Techniques officer at the time of the
inappropriate relationship, between February 2, 2015 and March 17,
2016. 
Emily Dummett, prosecuting, said: ‘She is charged with misconduct in a public office.
‘The
charge relates to the defendant engaging in an inappropriate
relationship with a complainant who she had met in the course of her
duties.’
Peters
was arrested on March 17 this year following an investigation by the
Directorate of Professional Standards Specialist Investigations team.
Judge Khalid Quereshi bailed Peters ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing date at Southwark Crown Court on November 23.
Wearing a black top and grey trousers, Peters spoke only to confirm her name and address during today’s hearing. 
She was released on unconditional bail until the next hearing at Southwark Crown Court on November 23.  
Peters was released on unconditional bail following a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court, pictured, to reappear at the next hearing at Southwark Crown Court on November 23

Peters was released on unconditional
bail following a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, pictured, to
reappear at the next hearing at Southwark Crown Court on November 23
Peters appeared on bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today wearing black jacket.
She spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and address.
Emily Dummett, prosecuting, told the court: ‘She is charged with misconduct in a public office.
‘The
charge relates to the defendant engaging in an inappropriate
relationship with a complainant who she met through the course of her
duties.
Peters,
of Luton, Bucks, is charged with wilfully and without reasonable excuse
or justification misconducting herself in a way which amounted to an
abuse of the public’s trust in the office holder.
Judge Khalid Quereshi said: ‘This matter will now be sent to the Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing.’
She was released on unconditional bail until the next hearing at Southwark Crown Court on November 23.  

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