A MET Police officer from the same unit as killer Wayne Couzens today denied 20 sex offences against four women.
PC David Carrick is facing a string of allegations – including seven rapes – over a three-year period.
The 46-year-old was charged in October with raping one woman on a Tinder date in a hotel in August 2021.
But three more women came forward following his first court appearance and he was charged with 19 additional offences.
These include six further counts of rape, five of sexual assault and two of sexual assault by penetration.
He also charged with two counts 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.
The cop, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, allegedly carried out the attacks between January 2017 and July 2020 while a serving officer.
Until his arrest, Carrick had been based within the Met Police’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.
This is the same as department as 48-year-old Couzens, who landed a whole-life tariff the the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard – though it is unclear if they worked there at the same time.
Today, Carrick, who was wearing a dark suit, white shirt and brown tie, appeared at St Albans crown court via a video link from Belmarsh jail in south-east London.
He answered “not guilty” or “not guilty, sir” when each of the charges were put.
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 hotel 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.
The case will next be mentioned at the court on January 28.
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