Bradford police officer to face attempted rape trial

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A 22 year old West Yorkshire Police officer, based in the force’s Bradford district, appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court yesterday (23rd August, 2022).

Jonathan Holmes, faces three charges: The attempted rape of a woman over 16 years old; sexual assault on a female; and perverting the course of justice.

The alleged offences are said to have happened on 28th October , 2021

Holmes stands accused of attempting to put his penis inside a woman’s mouth, without her consent, and also sexually touching a woman without her consent.

It is also alleged the officer deleted the content of a mobile phone, giving rise to the allegation of pervert justice.

The court granted Holmes conditional bail until his next court appearance. A plea and case management hearing is listed for 20th, September 2022 at Leeds Crown Court.

Page last updated Wednesday 24th August, 2022 at 1455hrs

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