Police officer accused of Tinder attack faces six new rape charges

David Carrick is accused of a total of 13 rapes, five sexual assaults and one attempted rape amongst a total of 29 charges.

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Metropolitan Police: Officer facing new rape charges.

A Metropolitan Police officer accused of a series of sex offences has appeared in court to face charges linked to another four alleged victims, including six counts of rape.

PC David Carrick, 47, has been charged with another nine offences, meaning in total he is accused of 29 crimes against eight women between 2009 and 2020.

The charges he is now facing include 13 rapes, five sexual assaults, three counts of assault by penetration, three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour, two false imprisonments, one attempted rape, one count of attempted sexual assault by penetration and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

Previously, the constable appeared in court in December accused of crimes relating to four alleged victims, including the rape of a woman he met on the Tinder dating app, and has now been charged with additional offences linked to another four women.

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The latest charges are six counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, one count of assault by penetration and one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between 2009 and 2018.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via video link wearing a grey charcoal suit and a dark face mask.

Carrick, who served with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

Due to their severity, the charges were sent by Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring to St Albans Crown Court, where Carrick will next appear on January 28.

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A provisional trial date has been set for April.

Carrick has already appeared at St Alban’s Crown Court last month on different charges, where it was claimed he had raped the woman he met on Tinder, falsely imprisoned another in a cupboard under the stairs, and sexually assaulted three of the complainants by urinating on them.

Carrick has been suspended from duty.