David Carrick: Rapist Met Police officer under investigation for allegation ‘when he was 13’

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Carrick was jailed in February for 36 offences committed over nearly two decades.

More reports of sexual offences by a serial rapist police officer are under investigation - including an allegation when he was aged 13, according to the Sunday Times.

David Carrick, 48, was sentenced in February to a minimum of 30 years in prison for 36 offences against 12 women over nearly two decades. During that time, Carrick was a serving Met Police officer. Since 2009 he carried a firearm as an officer in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection (PaDP) unit.

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An investigation by the Sunday Times spoke to Carrick’s mother, Jean, and a school friend about a “popular” young boy who grew up in Wiltshire. The paper spoke to victims of offences which showed no apparent pattern - other than violence and extreme controlling behaviour.

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Moor, the officer who led the eventual investigation, told the paper about the challenge of asking victims to trust the force. He made his 40-strong team sign a confidentiality agreement about the investigation into a fellow officer.

Further allegations have been made since Carrick was jailed and are under investigation.

“There are more than 13 victims,” Moor said. “I think there are more women out there.”

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The paper reports that police are investigating a possible sex attack that Carrick allegedly committed when he was just 13.

Met Police failure

The Met Police has come under heavy criticism for enabling an officer to commit so many offences for so long. After the sentencing, commissioner Sir Mark Rowley apologised to the victims.

A review into the Met’s culture by Baroness Louise Casey has since been published. In it she says: “I make a finding of institutional racism, sexism and homophobia in the Met.”

She highlights the “dark corner” of the PaDP.

Sir Mark recently wrote to the Home Secretary with an update on operations Assure, Dragnet, Trawl and Onyx, which review allegations against officers and the force’s vetting processes.