Serving MPS officer now faces 13 counts of rape

A Metropolitan Police Service officer has been charged with a total of 13 counts of rape after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised additional charges against him.

Jan 10, 2022
By Tony Thompson

The nine new charges against David Carrick, who served with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, cover six counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, one count of assault by penetration and one count of coercive and controlling behaviour. They relate to four women and are alleged to have taken place between 2009 and 2018.

This is in addition to 20 offences Mr Carrick was charged with previously against four separate women. In total, the defendant is now charged with 29 offences against eight women between 2009 and 2020, including:

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

Mr Carrick, 47, will make his first court appearance in respect of the new charges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on January 12. He is further listed to appear for a mention hearing at St Albans Crown Court on January 28.

Peter Burt, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, said: “Following an ongoing investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary, with continued support from the CPS, we have now charged David Carrick with a total of 29 alleged offences against eight women.”

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