A former Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, attempted rape and indecent assault.
Stephen Kyere, 53, has been charged in relation to an incident in Teddington, south-west London in April 2004 while he was off duty.
He was a member of the Hammersmith and Fulham force at the time.
Kyere retired from the Met in March 2021. He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates Court on February 1 of this year.
The 53-year old was charged by postal requisition in January 2022 following an investigation by officers at the South West Command Unit.
The Met added they are providing support to the alleged victim. Any inquiry into misconduct will be carried following the criminal proceedings.
A spokesman for the Met said: “A former Metropolitan police officer has been charged with rape, attempted rape and indecent assault.”
“Former PC Stephen Kyere will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Tuesday 1 February.”
“The charges relate to an incident in Teddington in April 2004 when he was an officer, then attached to Hammersmith and Fulham police, and was off-duty. Former PC Kyere was charged by postal requisition following an investigation by officers at the South West Command unit.”
“He retired from the Metropolitan police on 19 March 2021. Misconduct matters will be considered following the criminal process.”
Kyere is not the first Metropolitan Police officer to be charged with rape this year. Earlier in January, officer David Carrick was charged with six counts of rape as well as one count of attempted rape, one count of assault by penetration and one count of coercive and controlling behaviour by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Carrick, 47, has now been charged with a total of 29 offences stretching between 2009 and 2020, with eight women coming forward to accuse him of sexual abuse.