London police officer admits to 24 rapes

London police officer admits to 24 rapes

David Carrick has admitted to raping a woman four times. At a hearing in December, he had already admitted to 20 rapes.

The 48-year-old belonged to a protection unit for deputies and diplomats. In addition to the four rapes, Carrick admitted on Monday to having deprived the woman of her freedom and sexually assaulting her. In December, he had already admitted to sexually assaulting 11 other women over a period of 16 years, ending in September 2020.

No investigation despite allegations

London police have apologized to Carrick’s victims after it was revealed they were aware of allegations of rape, domestic violence and sexual abuse against him. Despite the allegations, she had not initiated any criminal investigation or internal disciplinary proceedings against Carrick at the time. He was only suspended from duty following his arrest in October 2021.

“There are serious questions to be answered”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “disgusted and shocked” by Carrick’s behaviour. “Londoners are appalled that this man has managed to work for the Met for so long and serious questions need to be answered about how he abused his position as a police officer in such a horrific way,” Khan added.

Position explored as a police officer

According to investigators, Carrick met some of his victims through dating apps or at social events and used his position as a police officer to gain their trust. So he controlled her, attacked and humiliated her. At trial, the court plans to announce the sentence in early February.

series of scandals

After a series of scandals, the Metropolitan Police already face massive criticism. The kidnapping, rape and murder of Londoner Sarah Everard by a police officer in March 2021 caused outrage. Former police officer Wayne Couzens, who served in the same unit as Carrick, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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