A police officer who was Mr Gay UK 2006 has been charged with raping another man.

Mark Carter, 27, from Huddersfield, was arrested in December and suspended from his job as a PC.

The alleged incident took place in a room in the Etap hotel in Leeds on December 19th. Mr Carter was understood to be out clubbing with colleagues in the city that night.

He has been charged with at least one offence of indecent assault and has also been charged with offences relating to bodybuilding drugs, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

He is due to appear at Leeds magistrates court on Tuesday.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “A 27-year-old man has been charged with a number of sexual offences.

“He was arrested following a police investigation at the Etap hotel in Leeds on December 19th 2009.

“He has been bailed to appear at Leeds magistrates court on June 22nd.”

Mr Carter was named Mr Gay UK 2006 and came runner-up in the European contest in 2007.

He came out in 2005 and has served with Huddersfield Police for four years.