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.