LONDON — A former London police officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with a minimal time period of 30 years for raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year interval.
Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 48, admitted final month he was a serial rapist in what prosecutors described as some of the surprising instances involving a serving police officer.
Carrick, who joined the drive in 2001, pleaded responsible to 49 offenses together with 24 counts of rape and fees together with assault, tried rape and false imprisonment. His crimes passed off between 2003 and 2020.
Throughout Tuesday’s sentencing listening to, Justice Bobbie Cheema-Grubb mentioned the previous officer “took monstrous benefit of women” behind a public look of propriety and trustworthiness.
“You openly raped and sexually assaulted a variety of women, some very brutally, and also you behaved as for those who have been untouchable. You have been daring and at occasions relentless, trusting that no sufferer would overcome her disgrace and concern to report you,” the decide informed Carrick.
“For practically 20 years, you have been proved proper however now a mixture of these 12 women, by coming ahead, and your police colleagues, by performing on their proof, have uncovered you and introduced you low,” she added.
Authorities mentioned Carrick used his standing as a police officer to manage and coerce his victims.