A serving UK Police officer has been charged with rape, Scotland Yard has announced.
PC Adam Zaman, 28, was charged by the City of London Police on Wednesday, October 27.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday afternoon, October 28.
He has denied allegedly raping a woman at a luxury five-star London hotel after meeting her at a pub, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.
The incident allegedly occurred in the City of London on the evening of Sunday, October 24, when Zaman was off duty, the Met said in it’s statement.
He ‘denies’ claims he led the alleged victim from a pub in Romford, east London, to a luxury hotel in Liverpool Street, where he is accused of carrying out the rape.
Prosecutors say that the woman was too drunk to give consent when the defendant approached her and persuaded her to go to the hotel with him.
He allegedly ‘abused his position as a police officer’ by pulling out his police warrant card on multiple occasions, including when booking the hotel room.
Pc Zaman has now been suspended.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, policing commander for the East Area Command Unit, said: ‘I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence.
‘We absolutely share that concern.
‘We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police.
‘Specialist support is being provided to the complainant.
‘Pc Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course. Nothing should be said or reported which could put the integrity of those proceedings at risk.’
PC Zaman will appear in court next month to formally enter a plea to one charge of rape.