A serving Greater Manchester Police officer has been charged with rape.
PC James Stonehouse was charged with the alleged offence today (Wednesday), GMP said in a statement. He was posted to the force’s Oldham division.
The 24-year-old is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on April 11. He continues to be suspended from duty.
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In a statement, a GMP spokesperson said: “On 7/4/22 PC James Stonehouse (dob: 13/08/1998) was arrested on suspicion of rape and was taken into custody for questioning.
“The officer who was posted to GMP’s Oldham district, has today (8/3/23) been charged with one count of Rape and continues to be suspended from duty.
“He will attend Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on 11/4/23.”