Rotherham Pc is charged with child sex offence

Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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A SOUTH Yorkshire Police officer based in Rotherham has been charged with a child sex offence.

Pc Daniel Cookson, 27, appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today charged with causing a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity, the force said in a statement.

Cookson, who was arrested in November, was charged on August 21 but South Yorkshire Police released the information only today.

The force said he was “previously based in Rotherham”.

It said the charge relates to an alleged offence committed between March and November last year and Cookson was suspended when he was arrested in November.