Former Metropolitan police officer, David Carrick has today (Tuesday 7 February) been sentenced to 30 years and 239 days imprisonment for a series of serious sexual assaults, including rape, after appearing at Southwark Crown Court.
During a hearing that lasted two days, members of the court heard statements written by his 12 victims, detailing the harrowing effects of his abuse on their lives.
Prior to the hearing Carrick had pleaded guilty to 48 offences including rape, false imprisonment, sexual assault and coercive control.
Sentencing Carrick, Justice Cheema-Grubb said: “You brazenly raped and sexually assaulted women, some of which you barely knew. You have before you a difficult time in custody for many years. You present a real danger to women and this danger will last indefinitely.”
Justice Cheema-Grubb also praised the investigation team for their hard work.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Iain Moor, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “I am extremely relieved and pleased that as a result of the relentless hard work of my team and the courage of the victims in this case, that a serious and prolific sex offender is now going to be behind bars for a very long time.
“This has been a very long and challenging investigation and it is a testament to the bravery of the victims, who were prepared to relive their ordeals and face him in court, and my officers unwavering and dedicated pursuit for justice, that David Carrick has been handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 30 years.
“Our investigation does not stop here however, we have set up a special reporting portal to allow people to continue to share information about David Carrick with us. If anyone else thinks they have been a victim, we still want to hear from you and we will support you.
“As a serving police officer he has brought shame on the profession and was not fit to wear the uniform, but I hope that our determination to get justice for the victims in this case, will go some way to reassuring the public that nobody is above the law and we WILL bring people like David Carrick to justice.”
The reporting portal can be accessed via the following link: