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Cheshire police officer charged with rape of girl, 13

A serving police officer has been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl.

Cheshire constable Ian Naude, 29, was remanded in custody after appearing at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The rape charge relates to an incident reported on 3 November in Crewe, the force said.

Mr Naude, of Market Drayton, Shropshire, has been suspended pending the court proceedings. He will appear at Chester Crown Court on 4 December.

The force said the matter had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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