A NSW police officer will fight an allegation that he lied to an ACT court during a case involving his wife, who was ultimately jailed for fabricating a rape claim.
Senior Constable Scott John White is charged with perjury and the unauthorised possession of a weapon.
He did not appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday when lawyer Jacob Robertson entered pleas of not guilty to both charges on Mr White's behalf.
Senior Constable White is the husband of Sarah-Jane Parkinson, who was last year sentenced to more than three years in jail on charges of making a false allegation and public mischief.
Parkinson faked a crime scene and falsely claimed she had been raped by her former partner. Parkinson had earlier wrongly accused the man of domestic violence.
She also made false claims about her ex-partner's family, which caused police to reassess the rape claim.
Parkinson's former partner, who was an ACT prison guard at the time of the false accusations, spent months behind bars on remand in Goulburn before police unravelled Parkinson's lies.
Senior Constable White's case is due to return to court on April 21.
In November last year, NSW Police told The Canberra Times that Senior Constable White had been suspended from the force pending the outcome of his case.