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Clacton police officer charged with committing sexual assault offences
12:49pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A POLICE officer from Clacton has been charged with committing sexual assault offences.
PC Neil Culham was arrested in February following allegations made by two women that they had been touched in an inappropriate sexual manner on separate occasions between August 2012 and January 2013.
Essex Police’s Professional Standards Department instigated an investigation, supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The 40-year-old Essex officer, who is currently suspended from duty, was charged today with seven counts of sexual touching and one count of perverting the course of justice.
He was released on police bail prior to his appearance at Ipswich Magistrates Court on September 2.
A spokesman for the force said: “Essex Police wish to reassure members of the public that these matters are treated very seriously.
“Essex Police would like to encourage anyone with further information regarding this case, or concerns of a similar nature, to come forward.
“All such matters will be dealt with in strictest confidence by our Professional Standards Department.”