Serving Met Police officer denies raping and assaulting woman

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A serving Metropolitan Police officer from east London has denied raping and assaulting a woman.

PC Jorden Brown, who is attached to the Central East Command Unit, covering the boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, is charged with rape and three counts of actual bodily harm.

Brown, of Orchard Road, Dagenham, is accused of raping the victim on February 16, 2019.

The first assault is alleged to have taken place in November 2018, the second in August 2019 and the third in October 2019.

The 40-year-old appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court yesterday, wearing a black jumper and black trousers.

All offences are alleged to have happened while Brown was off duty in a period of almost a year.

He spoke only to confirm his name and address, but Kiera Oluwunmi, defending, indicated not guilty pleas to all counts on his behalf.

District Judge Paul Donegan sent the case to the crown court, and granted him conditional bail.

The officer was charged by post on January 6 after the offences were reported to police in October 2019, according to Scotland Yard.

Brown has been suspended from duty, and is scheduled to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on March 9.

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