Former London police officer David Carrick has been sentenced to life in prison for 48 rapes and a number of other assaults on women.
The former policeman has been sentenced to prison for a minimum of 30 years, writes BBC.
The 48-year-old has previously pleaded guilty to 24 rapes and 25 other indecency offenses over a period from 2003 to 2020. Most of the incidents occurred in Hertfordshire, where Carrick lived and served as a police officer during the period.
In questioning, Carrick has admitted to having committed a total of 71 assaults against twelve women.
– You acted like you were untouchable. For almost two decades, you got it right, Judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb told Carrick in court.
Judge Cheema-Grubb further said that Carrick took advantage of his position in the Metropolitan Police in London in the most egregious way. He allegedly told the victims that no one would believe him because he was a police officer.
The police in London announced at the end of January that two to three officers who are being investigated for sexual assault will be charged in the future.
That in connection with the Carrick case. In the aftermath of the charges against Carrick at the time, there have been over 1,000 allegations of sexual abuse and domestic violence against around 800 police officers. The London police investigate each and every case.
– We are all equally horrified that we have hundreds of police officers who should not have been on the job. Carrick is a terrible example of that, London’s police chief, Mark Rowley, said in January.