Police officer accused of rape

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A SOUTH Yorkshire Police officer has appeared in court charged with rape.

PC Lee Wilcox, aged 44, appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday charged with rape, two counts of sexual assault and misconduct in public office.

Wilcox, pictured above, of Doncaster, was dressed in a dark suit with a striped purple shirt and tie, spoke only to confirm his name.

He was granted conditional bail until his next hearing on Friday, November 30, with a provisional trial date set for February.