A Coventry police officer has been charged with grooming offences.
46-year-old Stephen Shaw was arrested at his home address yesterday (Thursday 22 August) and later charged with the crimes.
He is accused of attempting to cause/incite a female child under 13 to engage in sexual activity on 12 August 2019, and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child between 18 and 22 August 2019.
The officer has been remanded in custody to appear before Birmingham Magistrates' Court today (Friday 23 August).
A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) by West Midlands Police.