Shropshire

PCSO Derren Tomlinson charged with raping girl under 13

A police community support officer has appeared in court accused of raping a girl.

Derren Tomlinson, from Shrewsbury, is charged with two counts of raping a girl under 13, taking indecent images of a child and bestiality.

The West Mercia PCSO, who has been suspended from the force, appeared at Telford Magistrates' Court earlier.

A 40-year-old woman was arrested on Monday on suspicion of aiding and abetting rape and bestiality.

She was released on police bail until 22 December.

Mr Tomlinson, 43, is also accused of possessing pornographic images.

He is due to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on 7 December.

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