Polisiebeampte ontmoet, 46, ontken 20 charges against four women

Polisiebeampte ontmoet, 46, denies charges of rape, seksuele aanranding, controlling behaviour and false imprisonment against four women

  • PC David Carrick, 46, ontken 20 charges via video link from Belmarsh prison
  • He was first accused of raping a woman he met on a Tinder date back in August
  • After his first court appearance in October, three more women came forward
  • Six-week trial provisionally set for April 26 next year at St Alban’s Crown Court
  • Prosecutor Tom Little told judge there may be more charges brought in the case
  • A Metropolitan Police officer has denied a total of 20 offences against four women, including rape, seksuele aanranding, false imprisonment and controlling behaviour.

    PC David Carrick, 46, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, entered almost two dozen not guilty pleas as he appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Friday.

    The suspended officer, who was part of the Met’s Parliamentary Diplomatic Protection Command, donned a dark suit, white shirt and brown tie as he appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison in south-east Londen.

    He was first charged in October with allegedly raping one woman he had met on a Tinder date at a St Albans hotel in August.

    Three more women came forward following his first court appearance and he was charged with 19 additional offences, allegedly carried out between January 1 2017 en Julie 1 2020.

    The additional charges include: six more counts of rape, five of sexual assault, two of sexual assault by penetration, two of coercive and controlling behaviour, two of false imprisonment, attempted sexual assault by penetration and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

    David Carrick (op die foto), 46, has denied a total 20 charges via video link from Belmarsh prison in south-east London, including four of rape

    David Carrick (op die foto), 46, has denied a total 20 charges via video link from Belmarsh prison in south-east London, including four of rape

    Judge Michael Kay QC provisionally set a date for a six-week trial beginning on April 26 next year at St Albans Crown Court (Op die foto: Carrick)

    Judge Michael Kay QC provisionally set a date for a six-week trial beginning on April 26 next year at St Albans Crown Court (Op die foto: Carrick)

    Mr Carrick answered ‘not guiltyor ‘not guilty, meneer’ when each of the charges were put to him.

    Prosecutor Tom Little told the judge there may be more charges brought in the case.

    Patrick Hill, defending did not make an application for bail.

    He said the defence for the first 19 charges will be one of consent and that the 20th, the St Albans rape allegation, did not take place.

    Judge Michael Kay QC provisionally set a date for a six-week trial beginning on April 26 next year at St Albans Crown Court.

    After he was charged in October, Peter Burt, senior district crown prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, gesê: ‘We remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has a right to a fair trial.

    ‘It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

    The Crown Prosecution Service reminded anyone speculating on the case on social media that they could be prosecuted for contempt of court (Op die foto: Carrick)

    The Crown Prosecution Service reminded anyone speculating on the case on social media that they could be prosecuted for contempt of court (Op die foto: Carrick)








    Following the first rape charge, Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said: ‘I am deeply concerned to hear the news today that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious offence.

    ‘I fully recognise the public will be very concerned too.

    ‘Criminal proceedings must now take their course so I am unable to comment any further at this stage.

    The Crown Prosecution Service reminded anyone speculating on the case on social media that they could be prosecuted for contempt of court.

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