Met Police officer to stand trial accused of sexually assaulting male colleague at training school

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Serving Metropolitan Police officer PC Joseph Demir at Willesden Magistrates Court where he is charged with sexually assaulting colleague on duty. The case has been sent to Westminster Magistrates' Court for a further hearing on April 28. Picture date: Tuesday April 5, 2022.
PC Joseph Demir appeared at Willesden Magistrates Court earier this monrth after he was charged with sexually assaulting colleague on duty. (PA)

A serving Metropolitan Police officer is set to stand trial accused of sexually assaulting a male colleague.

PC Joseph Demir, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with one count of sexual assault towards a man at Hendon Training School in March 2020.

Demir, who was a student officer at the time of the alleged assault, is accused of touching the complainant’s groin over his clothing.

The alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reported the offence in July 2020.

Serving Metropolitan Police officer PC Joseph Demir at Willesden Magistrates Court where he is charged with sexually assaulting colleague on duty. The case has been sent to Westminster Magistrates' Court for a further hearing on April 28. Picture date: Tuesday April 5, 2022.
Joseph Demir was a student officer at the time of the alleged assault. (PA)

Demir, 24, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, and to indicate a plea of not guilty.

He is due to stand trial at Harrow Crown Court on 26 May.

Demir, who has been placed on restricted duties, was released on bail with the condition not to contact the alleged victim.

He will face misconduct proceedings at a tribunal if found guilty.

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