A London police officer who became one of the country’s most prolific sex offenders has been jailed for life.
Serial sex offending London policeman jailed for life
A former London police officer has been jailed for more than 30 years for an “unrestrained campaign of rape and abuse of women” over nearly two decades in the latest scandal to hit Britain’s biggest police force.
David Carrick, who worked in the Metropolitan Police’s parliamentary and diplomatic protection service, used his position to intimidate victims, saying no one would believe their word against a serving officer, prosecutors said.
One victim told the court that Carrick had threatened her with his baton and also sent him a photograph of his police-issued firearm saying: “Remember, I am the boss.”
“I was too frightened to go to the police to lodge a complaint as (Carrick) had drilled it into me that ‘he was the police, he was the law and he owned me’. I was convinced the police would not believe me,” she said in a written statement.