Met Police officer, 37, will stand trial next year as he denies grabbing woman’s breast in nightclub before he had row with bar manager
- PC Emeri Ratucoko allegedly groped a woman while out at a Kingston nightclub
- The Met PC, 37, is accused of grabbing her breast then rowed with the manager
- He was in Kingston Crown Court today and pleaded not guilty to sexual assault
- The serving Met Police officer is now on restricted duties with no public contact
A serving Metropolitan Police officer will stand trial next year after denying groping a woman by grabbing her breast in a London nightclub.
PC Emeri Ratucoko, 37, allegedly grabbed the complainant’s breast at a nightclub in Kingston, south-west London, on February 7.
Prosecutors said he then became involved in an altercation with the bar manager.
Ratucoko appeared at Kingston Crown Court today where he pleaded not guilty to sexual assault.
PC Emeri Ratucoko (pictured) allegedly grabbed the complainant’s breast while in a nightclub in Kingston, south west London, on February 7 this year
Prosecutors said Ratucoko then became involved in an altercation with the bar manager
In charges read out to him, the defendant was accused of intentionally touching the woman in a sexual way.
Ratucoko, of Wandsworth, south-west London, is alleged to have ‘not believed she reasonably consented’.
Last month he chose to have a jury trial, as opposed to a trial in a magistrates court, which is set to take place from August 29 next year.
He was granted unconditional bail until then.
The Met previously said the officer, who was off duty at the time of the incident, has been placed on restricted duties and has no face-to-face contact with the public and no involvement in the investigation of sexual offences.
Ratucoko appeared at Kingston Crown Court (pictured) today where he pleaded not guilty to sexual assault
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