A Northumbria police officer has been charged with keeping a brothel, misconduct in a public office and a drugs offence, his employers have said.
Northumbria Police Constable Philip Tate, 37, faces nine charges and has appeared before Newcastle Crown Court after being charged on May 28.
He faces five counts of misconduct in a public office, one of supplying a class C drug, one of money laundering, one of keeping a brothel and one offence under the Consumer Credit Act, a spokesman for the force said.
At a preliminary hearing held previously, Tate and two co-accused were granted bail.
The PC, currently suspended, will appear before the same court in October for a plea and case management hearing
– Northumbria Police spokesman
"As the case is currently going through the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."
Teenagers have been tampering with their own passports in a desperate bid to get served alcohol in clubs and bars.
Northumbria Police have said they have now seized a number of passports and driving licences as they crackdown on the trend in Tyne and Wear.
Officers have warned that anyone found with forged documents faces arrest and prosecution.
– Insp Mick Hall, Northumbria Police
Using ID with false information is a serious offence. Anyone caught could find themselves arrested and even end up with a criminal record, which could affect their future before they have even finished school or college.
Bar, club and shop owners say they have been shown documents in recent months that have had dates of birth obviously changed. All altered documents and passports seized by police will now be cut up and sent to the Passport Office or relevant agencies to be destroyed.