Met Police officer David Carrick admits to being serial rapist

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Police-A Metropolitan Police officer has admitted multiple rapes and sexual assaults against 12 women over an 18-year period.

David Carrick, 48, pleaded guilty to 49 offences, including 24 counts of rape.

He was suspended from duty as an armed officer when he was arrested in October 2021.

The Met has apologised after it emerged he had come to the attention of police over nine incidents, including rape allegations, between 2000 and 2021.

Assistant Commissioner Barbara Gray, the Met’s lead for professionalism, said Carrick’s offending was “unprecedented in policing”.

“We should have spotted his pattern of abusive behaviour and because we didn’t, we missed opportunities to remove him from the organisation,” she said.

“We are truly sorry that being able to continue to use his role as a police officer may have prolonged the suffering of his victims.”

His offences spanned 2003 to 2020 and most took place in Hertfordshire, where he lived.

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Det Ch Insp Iain Moor, from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said the “sheer number of offences” showed Carrick’s “prolific and callous nature”.

He said he expects even more victims to come forward.

Carrick admitted four counts of rape, false imprisonment and indecent assault, relating to a 40-year-old woman in 2003, at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

It can now be reported that Carrick had already pleaded guilty to 43 charges, including 20 counts of rape, in December.

After his first guilty pleas, the Met stopped his pay and began an accelerated misconduct process, with a hearing due to take place on Tuesday.

source.nsemwokrom.com

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