Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Former Hampshire police officer denies child sex offences

Southampton Central police station Image copyright Google
Image caption Police constable Keith Burgess was based at Southampton Central police station

A former police constable has pleaded not guilty to making indecent images of a child, sexual assault and grooming a girl under the age of 16.

Keith Burgess, 41, of Dibden, Hampshire, also faces three counts of misconduct in public office.

He was bailed to appear at Guildford Crown Court for trial on 5 December.

Police have confirmed the officer has been dismissed from his job at Southampton Central police station for matters unrelated to the court case.

Correction 28 July 2016: This story has been changed to reflect the fact Mr Burgess has since been dismissed from the police for matters unrelated to this case.

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