A British cop, who served in London’s Metropolitan Police drive, has been described as one of many nation’s most prolific intercourse offenders in historical past as he admitted to quite a few intercourse crimes over an 18-year interval.
David Carrick pleaded responsible to 49 prices of sexual assault — together with 24 rape counts — throughout an look at London’s Southwark Crown Courtroom on Monday. The heinous crimes have been dedicated between 2003 and 2020.
The serial rapist, 47, admitted a number of counts of rape, violence, and sexual assault towards 12 completely different ladies. The disgraced cop was beforehand slapped with over 80 sexual abuse prices — together with a minimum of 48 counts of rape — final month.
Met Police Commissioner Mark Rowley has apologized for “failing” to prosecute Carrick over his earlier 9 incidents, together with rape and home violence allegations.
Rowley says Carrick, who joined the drive in 2001 after a stint within the Royal Military, “shouldn’t have been a police officer.”
Carrick is going through 80 sexual abuse prices, stemming from 2003 to 2020.AFP by way of Getty Pictures
“This man abused ladies in probably the most disgusting method. It’s sickening. We’ve let ladies and ladies down, and certainly we’ve let Londoners down,” Rowley mentioned in a press release. “We now have failed. And I’m sorry.”
Carrick was solely suspended after a second rape criticism was made towards him in October 2021. The drive mentioned Carrick was investigated over complaints made about him in 2001 and 2017, however no prices have been ever introduced.
The courtroom heard that Carrick would meet his victims via relationship apps, and used his position as a police officer to achieve their belief.
He admitted to raping a few of the ladies on a number of events through the years.
Carrick admitted that he raped and sexually assaulted 12 completely different ladies.Getty Pictures
A number of victims bravely informed the courtroom that Carrick would lock them in a closet underneath the steps in his residence for hours on finish with out meals. A few of the ladies have been pressured to scrub his home whereas bare.
Carrick would bodily abuse and demean a few of his victims, together with belt-whipping and urinating on them, The Guardian reported. He additionally managed a few of them financially and in some instances, made positive the ladies minimize off contact with different males and their youngsters totally.
The courtroom heard that Carrick known as his victims “slaves,” “fats,” and “lazy” and informed them after they may eat and sleep.
I’m completely sickened by the really abhorrent offences that David Carrick has dedicated.
Severe questions have to be answered about how he was in a position to abuse his place as an officer.
My full assertion: pic.twitter.com/ivELBXLpL9
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) January 16, 2023
London Mayor Sadiq Khan mentioned he was “completely sickened by the really abhorrent offenses” that Carrick dedicated.
“Severe questions have to be answered about how he was in a position to abuse his place as an officer,” he added.