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.
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.