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OFFICER CHARGED: Metropolitan Police officer accused of St Albans rape charged with 13 further offences

 Published on: 24th November 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A serving Metropolitan Police officer charged with the rape of a woman in St Albans has been charged with a further 13 offences dating back to 2017.

As part of an ongoing investigation led by detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, David Carrick was charged with a further 13 offences today (Wednesday, November 24).

Carrick, 46, of Stevenage, and an officer with the Metropolitan Police Service, was arrested on Saturday, October 2, and originally charged with one offence of rape and subsequently remanded into custody. 

However, since the start of the investigation a further three victims have now come forward. 

The new charges relate to the time period 2017 to 2020 and are:

  • Three counts of rape
  • Three counts of sexual assault
  • Two counts of sexual assault by penetration
  • Two counts of coercive and controlling behaviour
  • One count of false imprisonment
  • One count of attempted sexual assault by penetration
  • One count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent

Carrick will appear by video link at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 26, in relation to these charges.

He will then appear at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, December 3, for the Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing (PTPH), which should now include all the relevant charged cases.

PC Carrick was previously arrested on October 2 by Hertfordshire Constabulary. The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and PC Carrick was suspended by the Metropolitan Police on the same day as his arrest. He remains suspended at this time.

Officers from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards continue to liaise with and support Hertfordshire Constabulary in relation to this investigation.

A referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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