Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire policeman Daniel Cookson in court over child sex charge

Daniel Cookson Image copyright BBC Sport
Image caption Daniel Cookson was suspended following his arrest last November. He was charged on 21 August

A South Yorkshire Police officer has appeared in court charged with causing a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

Daniel Cookson, 27, who was based in Rotherham, was suspended following his arrest in November 2013.

The offence allegedly occurred between March and November 2013.

Mr Cookson appeared at Leeds Crown Court and was released on bail to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on 18 September.

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