Wayne Couzens: Sarah Everard killer charged with indecent exposure

Detectives investigating a series of sexual offences in Swanley, Sevenoaks, Kent, have now charged the former police officer.

Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens has been charged with four counts of indecent exposure, the Met Police has said.

Detectives investigating a series of sexual offences in Swanley, Sevenoaks, Kent, have now charged the former police officer.

Officers charged Couzens, 49, of no fixed address, with the offences on Wednesday, March 23.

He is set to appear in court on Wednesday, April 13 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Rosemary Ainslie, from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said last week: “Following a referral of evidence by the Metropolitan Police, the CPS has authorised four charges of indecent exposure against Wayne Couzens.

“The four alleged offences took place between January and February 2021.

“He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 13.”

She added: “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.”

Couzens was a serving Met officers when he abducted and killed Ms Everard in March last year.

He is now serving a whole life prison sentence for her murder after being sentenced in September.