Police officer charged with child sexual abuse offences

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The officer, based in the Salford district, is charged with two counts of attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sexual abuse offence

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A police officer has been charged with child sexual abuse offences.

Lee Cunliffe, 40, a detective constable, was charged with 11 offences on Tuesday, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.

The officer, based in the Salford district, is charged with two counts of attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sexual abuse offence, one count of possession of an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child, three counts of making an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child, two counts of misconduct in public office and two counts of perverting the course of public justice.

He was bailed to appear before Manchester Magistrates’ Court on October 26.

Cunliffe was arrested on December 15 last year and has been suspended from duty since then, the force spokesman said.