Sarah Everard murderer Wayne Couzens to be charged with four counts of indecent exposure

The four alleged offences occurred less than two months before Couzens snatched Sarah Everard from the street, before raping and murdering her.

Sarah Everard murderer Wayne Couzens to be charged with four counts of indecent exposure, the crown prosecution service has said.

The alleged offences occurred less than two months before the Met Police firearms officer snatched Ms Everard from the street, before raping and murdering her.

Wayne Couzens is in prison for the murder of Sarah Everard

Couzens abducted the 33-year-old marketing executive on March 3 2021 in Clapham, and killed her and dumped her body in some Kent woods.

This led to one of the biggest operations in Met Police history.

Couzens is currently serving a whole-life order for the crimes.

Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS’ special crime division, said the alleged indecent exposure offences occurred between January 22 and February 27.

Sarah Everard who was murdered by killer cop Wayne Couzens. Credit: Met Police

Couzens, 49, originally of Deal, Kent, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 13.

Ms Ainslie said: “Following a referral of evidence by the Metropolitan Police, the CPS has authorised four charges of indecent exposure against Wayne Couzens.

“The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges to a court to consider.

“Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said today: “Detectives investigating a series of sexual offences in Swanley, have been authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service to charge a man.

“Police have been authorised to charge Wayne Couzens, 49, of no fixed address, with the following offences:

“Indecent exposure between the January 22, 2021 and February 1, 2021. Indecent exposure between January 30 2021 and February 6, 2021. Indecent exposure on February 14, 2021. Indecent exposure on February 27 2021

“The incidents are alleged to have taken place in the Swanley area.

“Couzens will be formally charged on a date yet to be fixed. We will issue an update when this happens.”