Met Police PC David Carrick denies eight more charges of rape as trial set for February 2023

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PC David Carrick, sketched at an earlier court hearing, appearing via videolink from HMP Belmarsh (PA)
PC David Carrick, sketched at an earlier court hearing, appearing via videolink from HMP Belmarsh (PA)

A Metropolitan Police officer accused of an 18-year catalogue of sexual offending has appeared in court to deny eight new charges of rape.

PC David Carrick, 47, is accused of the sexual abuse of 12 women between 2002 and 2020, and now faces a total of 44 criminal charges.

The officer, who is currently suspended by the Met and was previously attached to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, appeared at Snaresbrook crown court via videolink from HMP Belmarsh on Friday afternoon.

Carrick entered not guilty pleas to eight allegations of rape, as well as two charges of assault by penetration, attempted rape, and four counts of sexual assault.

He has denied other offences at earlier court hearings, and thanks to today’s hearing he has now pleaded not guilty to all 44 charges which includes a total of 21 allegations of rape.

In the latest charges, Carrick is accused of causing a victim to choke on her vomit during an alleged rape, beating the woman with a belt, and urinating during sex without consent.

Carrick was first arrested in October last year, when he was accused of a single count of rape the previous year during an online date.

Rafts of further charges have been brought against him in the ensuing months.

Carrick also faces claims of coercive and controlling behaviour, false imprisonment, and causing a woman to engage in sexual activity without consent.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb set Carrick’s trial for February 6 next year at Southwark crown court, with the case expected to last eight weeks.

Carrick will be remanded in custody until his trial.

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