Metropolitan Police officer has been suspended from duty after being charged with rape by a neighbouring force.
PC Jordan Pascal, part of the Met’s Taskforce, was charged by Essex Police on Thursday February 2.
The alleged offence occured in 2009.
In a statement Scotland Yard said Pascal joined the Met in June 2012 and has been suspended from duty.
PC Pascal is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 13 March.
Chief Superintendent Claire Smart, who leads the Met’s Taskforce Command, said: “PC Pascal has been suspended and criminal proceedings will now follow. While I recognise the inevitable strength of public feeling, is important that nothing is said that will put those proceedings at risk.”