Rapist cop David Carrick offered victim £1,000 a month ‘to be his sl*t’

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  • February 6, 2023
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Serial rapist policeman David Carrick offered one of his victims £1,000 a month to be his ‘slut’.

Carrick, 48, is being sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for a ‘catalogue of violent and brutal’ sex attacks carried out against 2 women over 17 years.

Prosecutor Tom Little KC told he packed courtroom the disgraced cop also ‘humiliated his victims in a number of ways’.

He said Carrick relied on his ‘charm’ to ‘beguile and mislead’ his victims and would use his ‘power and control’ – in part because of his status as a police officer – to stop them leaving or reporting him.

Mr Little outlined appalling accounts from victims, including a woman who was locked in a small cupboard and whistled at like a dog, and another who had a gun held to her head while she was raped.

One said in a statement after being attacked: ‘That night, I felt I had encountered evil. I honestly thought he was going to kill me that night.

‘I felt lucky to be able to leave the next morning as I didn’t believe I would be doing so. I felt so ashamed, dirty and sick.’

Another said an A&E nurse had told her it was not the first time she had heard that a police officer had raped somebody, and ‘unfortunately didn’t think it would be the last’.

The victim added that the nurse had told her ‘the law tend to protect their own’.

Mr Little said: ‘If the offending had to be accurately and fairly summarised, it was systematic, it was catalogue of violent and brutal sexual offences perpetrated on multiple victims, whether he was in a controlling or coercive relationship with them or not, or even if it was just a single occasion.

‘The reality was that it did not matter who the victim was… the reality was, if he had the opportunity, he would rape them, sexually abuse or assault them and humiliate them.

‘Some of his victims were either appreciably older or younger than him – they were all, in their own ways, vulnerable.’

On Monday, Carrick sat with his head bowed in the dock – as protesters gathered outside – to be sentenced over two days for 49 charges, including 24 counts of rape.

Some are multiple-incident counts, meaning they relate to at least 85 separate offences, including at least 71 sexual offences and 48 rapes.

His crimes were carried out while he served in the Met, which he joined in 2001 before becoming an armed officer with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command in 2009.

The officer, who guarded sites including embassies and the Houses of Parliament, took training courses, including one on domestic abuse in 2005, the court heard.

Carrick told one woman he met in a London bar in 2003 ‘he was the safest person that she could be with and that he was a police officer’ before taking her back to his nearby flat, Mr Little said.

She ‘froze’ when he put a black handgun to her head and said ‘you are not going’ before repeatedly raping her, he told the court.

During the attack, Carrick put his hands around her throat and said he would be the last thing she saw.

The woman, who was left with bite marks, bruising and clumps of hair missing, told an A&E nurse she had been raped by a police officer, the court heard.

But she was told she needed to be ‘ready’ if she was going to complain and ‘she might be better to try to put it behind her and move on’.

Another woman, who Carrick met on a night out with other officers, described his ‘heavy drinking’ and said he would down two bottles of wine at home following a night shift before returning to work.

Carrick hit her with a whip and would shut her in a small cupboard as punishment while ‘whistling at her as if she was a dog’, the court heard.

‘He told her that she belonged to him and that she must obey him,’ Mr Little said.

‘He threatened her with his police baton and sent her a photograph of his work-issue firearm, saying, “Remember I am the boss”.’

Another woman was left feeling suicidal and ‘physically and mentally exhausted’ after dropping from dress size 14 to a six in months after meeting Carrick on dating app Tinder, the court was told.

He would watch her remotely using cameras installed at his home, cut her off from friends and family members and control how much she ate and when she slept, the prosecutor said.

Mr Little said: ‘The defendant messaged her, and she spoke with him over Tinder. He was intense from the start and things between them developed quickly.

‘Before she moved into his address, the defendant told her he would pay her £1,000 a month to be his “slut”. She did not agree to this.

‘As the relationship developed, he became more and more aggressive in bed. He would say, “Who do you belong to?” and she had to answer to him saying that it was him.

‘There were a number sexual acts that she would not and did not agree to, with him.’

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb is expected to sentence Carrick, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on Tuesday after he previously pleaded guilty to 49 charges relating to 12 women between 2003 and 2020.

The Met was forced to apologise and admit Carrick should have been rooted out earlier after it emerged he came to police attention over nine incidents – including allegations of rape, domestic violence and harassment – between 2000 and 2021, with all but one of the incidents relating to his behaviour towards women.

Carrick faced no criminal sanctions or misconduct findings and police chiefs across England and Wales have since been asked to have all officers checked against national police databases by the end of March.

He was finally sacked from the force last month after pleading guilty and being unmasked as one of the country’s most prolific sex offenders.

Carrick’s crimes are set to form part of the independent inquiry looking at the murder of Sarah Everard, who was raped and strangled by then-serving Met officer Wayne Couzens in March 2021.

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