Gary Scott: Rotherham based South Yorkshire Police officer charged with historic sex abuse
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A South Yorkshire police officer has been charged with historic child sex abuse.
PC Gary Scott, 50, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 years, and is due to appear before Sheffield magistrates tomorrow (Wednesday, October 4).
Police say the offences are alleged to have happened between 2001 and 2003. Scott was not working in policing at the time of the alleged offending.
Scott worked on a response team in Rotherham and was arrested in September last year following a report to the force’s Professional Standards Department.
He was suspended from duties and an internal misconduct investigation was launched alongside the criminal investigation.
Det Supt Delphine Waring, South Yorkshire Police's head of professional standards, said: "Allegations of child sexual abuse are always deeply distressing, and I understand our communities will be even more shocked to hear these particular allegations relate to a police officer
"An investigation was launched as soon as this report was made to us and we have remained open and transparent about its progress through the criminal justice system. We are continuing to ensure the complainant receives appropriate support."