Met Police officer James Geoghegan cleared of raping woman

The jury returned a verdict of not guilty after less than a day of deliberation.

<p>A Metropolitan police officer has been cleared of raping a woman. Photo: Shutterstock</p>

A Metropolitan police officer has been cleared of raping a woman. Photo: Shutterstock

A jury has cleared a Met Police officer of raping a woman after a trial.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer James Geoghegan, 27, was acquitted at Chelmsford Crown Court, on Tuesday.

The jury returned a verdict of not guilty after less than a day of deliberation.

Mr Geoghegan, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, who was represented by Nicholas Corsellis QC, had denied the charge.

The offence was alleged to have occurred in December 2018.