Herts Policeman Denies Sex Allegations

A Hertfordshire police officer's appeared in court charged with rape and sexual offences.

PC Leigh Brightman from Tennyson Avenue, Hitchin, appeared at the Old Bailey for a plea and case management hearing.

The officer, who is in his 30's, faces 11 charges, including one count of rape of a girl aged between 13 and 15, four charges of misconduct in a public office, four charges of making indecent photographs of a child and two of possessing indecent photos of a child.

PC Brightman entered a plea of not guilty.

His trial will be at the Old Bailey later this year, and is expected to last for a few weeks.

Hertfordshire Police say PC Brightman is currently suspended pending the outcome of the trial

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