Former police officer charged with nine counts of rape

A former Cleveland Police Officer has been charged with nine counts of rape and other sexual offences.

The 37 year old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court next week.

A spokesman for the force said:

"A man has now been charged with nine counts of rape and a number of other sexual offences and is currently remanded in custody pending a further court hearing."