A MET Police officer from the same unit as Sarah Everard’s murderer was today charged with TWO more rapes.
PC David Carrick, 46, has been suspended from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.
He was charged with one count of rape by Hertfordshire Constabulary last month – and has since been charged with 13 more offences.
Today, the force confirmed the charges relate to offences against three more adult women and took place between 2017 and 2020.
In relation to Complainant A, Mr Carrick is charged with two counts of rape, one count of coercive and controlling behaviour, one count of false imprisonment, one count of sexual assault, one count of assault by penetration and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
In relation to Complainant B, Mr Carrick is charged with one count of assault by penetration, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault by penetration.
In relation to the third complainant, Complainant C, the cop is charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of coercive and controlling behaviour.
This is in addition to one count of rape he was charged with last month following a complaint by a separate woman.
The defendant will make his first court appearance in relation to the new charges at via videolink at 2pm on Friday this week at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
He is currently being held in custody and Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Peter Burt, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, said: “Following a referral of evidence by Hertfordshire Constabulary, the CPS has now charged David Carrick with a total of 14 alleged offences against four women.
"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."
It comes after Carrick's colleague Couzens, 48, was given a whole life tariff for Sarah Everard's kidnap, rape and murder.
The fiend used his warrant card and handcuffs to abduct, rape, and kill Sarah, 33.
It is unclear if Carrick and Couzens were working in the Parliamentary Protection unit at the same time.
After he was charged with Sarah's murder, it emerged Couzens slipped through the net despite colleagues knowing he had indulged his dark fantasies.
The first incident against him was reported in 2002 – before he joined the police.
Couzens also allegedly exposed himself in a McDonald's in South London on February 28 – just three days before Sarah's murder.
A similar indecent exposure claim against him was also made in Kent in 2015.
Following Sarah's murder, the Met have been put under intense scrutiny for their vetting procedure and how they protect women.
Shockingly, Couzens was not given enhanced vetting when he joined the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Unit in February 2020 and also did not serve his full two years on probation in September 2018.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave has admitted a check when Couzens transferred to the Metropolitan Police in 2018 was not done "correctly".
Calls are now mounting for Met Chief Cressida Dick to resign following Couzens' sentencing and Carrick's arrest.
Speaking after Carrick's initial charge last month, she 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.”
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