Serving Manchester police officer charged with sexually assaulting a child under 13
He appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court yesterday (Monday 1 January).
A serving Greater Manchester Police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13.
Following an extensive investigation by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), PC Dean Dempster has now been charged with sexual assault on a child under 13 and misconduct in a public office, it has been confirmed.
The 35-year-old was posted to GMP’s Oldham district at the time of the offences, and is currently remanded in custody.
Mr Dempster has since been been suspended from duty, and GMP has confirmed that misconduct proceedings will resume once criminal proceedings have been concluded.
Addressing the offences, and providing an update on the current proceedings, GMP said in a statement shared on its website: “On Sunday 31 December 2023, serving GMP officer PC Dean Dempster, who was posted to GMP’s Oldham district, was charged with sexual assault on a child under 13 and misconduct in a public office, following an investigation by GMP.
“He has been remanded into custody and will attend Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Monday 1 January 2024.
“The officer has been suspended from duty and misconduct proceedings will resume upon the conclusion of criminal proceedings.”
He appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court yesterday (Monday 1 January 2024).
No further information has been provided at this time.
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If any additional updates on the case are provided in the future, Greater Manchester Police will be the one to share them first.
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