Trial of Northampton police officer charged with rape begins
A Northampton police officer has appeared in court charged with rape.
PC Declan Gabriel, 28, faces two counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.
He appeared at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Monday, February 20).
He also charged with misconduct in an official role.
The alleged rape and the two counts of sexual assault are said to have taken place in September 2015.
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The jury was sworn in and the case was adjourned until 10.30am today (Tuesday, February 21).