A serving Kent Police officer accused of trying to woo a women he met while investigating a burglary is set to face a trial.
Pc Matthew Peall, 45, who is based in Canterbury, is charged with misconduct in a public office between October 9 2019 and December 17 2019.
An indictment said that, while acting as a police officer, he “wilfully misconducted himself by contacting (the woman) on occasions when there was no policing purpose for him to do so and seeking by such contact to pursue a sexual or improper emotional relationship”.
He did not enter a plea to the single charge.
Judge Tony Baumgartner set a trial date of August 5 2024 and granted Peall unconditional bail ahead of another pre-trial hearing at the same court on June 21.