Nottinghamshire police inspector faces child sex charge

Insp Russell Dew
Image caption Inspector Dew will appear in court in Sheffield on Monday

A Nottinghamshire police officer has been charged with two counts of sexual offences against a child.

Inspector Russell Dew, 44, based at Mansfield police station, is accused of sexual activity with a child in Newark over the past year.

The officer was arrested on Thursday and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The BBC understands the alleged victim was a 13-year-old schoolgirl.

Mr Dew, who has been suspended, has worked as a local inspector in charge of policing in the Ashfield South district.

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