Met Police officer to stand trial over alleged sex attacks on four women

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A Metropolitan Police officer is set to stand trial after being accused of sexually assaulting four women.

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PC David Carrick, 46, of Hertfordshire, is accused of raping one woman on the dating app Tinder, imprisoning another in a cupboard under his stairs and sexually assaulting three complainants by urinating on them.

He has been suspended from duty and faced 20 charges related to incidents that took place between March 2017 and September last year.

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Carrick, who works with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Security Command, appeared via video-link from Belmarsh Prison at St Albans Crown Court in Hertfordshire on Friday.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges relating to the four women.

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The charges include seven counts of rape, five of sexual assault by penetration, two of false imprisonment, two of controlled and coercive behavior and one of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

Defending Patrick Hill did not apply for bail, and Judge Michael K QC remanded Carrick to custody.

The judge set a provisional hearing date of 26 April for the case, which is expected to last about six weeks at St Albans Crown Court, although it may be heard at the Old Bailey.

Carrick will appear in court for the next hearing on January 28.

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