London police officer pleads guilty to rape and abuse – DW – 01/16/2023

An active-duty London police officer on Monday admitted his responsibility in a nearly two decade-long campaign of abuse against women.

The 48-year-old man pleaded guilty to 49 offenses, including 20 counts of rape. The charges against him also included assault and false imprisonment.  

It was the latest case to plague London’s Metropolitan Police (Met), which has suffered from a collapse in public confidence due to its handling of problematic cops. 

Prosecutors said officer David Carrick used his position of power to control and intimidate his victims, telling them no one would believe their word against his, given his status as a member of the police. 

“This man abused women in the most disgusting manner. It is sickening,” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said in…

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