Stoke & Staffordshire

PC Adam Rushton denies on-duty sex charges

A police officer has denied having sex with women while on duty.

Adam Rushton, 37, is charged with 10 counts of misconduct in a public office and two of obtaining the personal data of two women without proper permission.

The allegations date between June 2006 and October 2012, while serving as a PC with Staffordshire Police.

He denied all charges during a brief hearing at Birmingham Crown Court. He was released on bail, with a trial scheduled for March.

The offences relate to seven different women.

He is facing six allegations that he had sex with women while he was supposed to be working, and a further two accusations that he carried out social visits to women with whom he was having a relationship, also while on duty.

Mr Rushton, of Hilltop Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, is also accused of grooming a vulnerable woman for sexual contact, and going to another woman's address with the intention of having sex, both while at work.

The charges follow an investigation by Staffordshire Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mr Rushton is currently suspended by the force.

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