On Monday, a Metropolitan Police officer pleaded guilty to 49 offenses including false imprisonment, coercive control sexual assault and 24 counts of rape of 12 women.
Police and prosecutors say David Carrick used his position as a Met officer to lure women in, then threaten them to keep silent about his sexual assaults.
Jaswant Nirwal, the King’s Attorney General, condemned his actions.
Anyone who has heard of the 49 counts David Carrick pleaded guilty to 12 victims will agree that the sheer scale of his humiliation is horrifying. This is a man who relentlessly belittles, assaults and rapes women. Over time, the intensity of his humiliations only intensified. As he became bolder, he thought he would get away with it.”
Carrick served as a police officer for 17 years despite numerous complaints to him again. The police force has apologized after announcing 9 incidents involving the officer between 2000 and 2021.
The incident comes against the backdrop of yet another notorious police officer Wayne Cousins, who during lockdown abducted, raped and brutally murdered a young woman named Sarah Everard in London.
Carrick was arrested in 2021 after a woman told investigators he had raped her. It came forward after Wayne Cousins was sentenced to life in prison, the harshest possible sentence under UK law.
After initial guilty pleas in December, the Metropolitan Police suspended Carrick’s salary and launched an accelerated misconduct process. There is a hearing on Tuesday and he is expected to be removed.
The Crown Prosecution Service said the case was “one of the most shocking cases involving a serving officer”.
Carrick is due to be sentenced next month.
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