Victoria Police officer accused of rape, sexual assault

A Victoria Police officer is facing accusations of sexual assault in which he allegedly raped a woman, kissed her neck and squeezed her hips without her consent and forced her to touch his genitals.

The officer, who cannot be named due to a suppression order, is facing one charge of rape, six counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual activity directed at another.

The alleged incident occurred between April 25 and 26. The man was off duty at the time, police said in a statement released when he was charged in November.

The man's name, address, rank and the police station at which he is stationed cannot be reported due to a suppression order granted in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday.

Court documents show the man is accused of intentionally sexually assaulting the woman without her consent by squeezing her hips, kissing her on the neck and forcing her hand onto his penis.

He also is alleged to have engaged in sexual activity in circumstances where he knew the woman was likely to see it and with the intention that she would "probably experience fear or distress from seeing the activity".

The man is also accused of raping the woman.

The police officer was not present during the short online hearing on Friday and will next face court in January.

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