A Metropolitan police officer already charged with 44 offences, has been charged with a further nine, including six counts of rape.
PC David Carrick, 47, an armed officer who served in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command and worked on the parliamentary estate, now faces a total of 53 charges, including 27 counts of rape.
The new charges cover six counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment, one count of indecent assault and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it is dealing with a new complainant and is alleged to have taken place in July 2003.
The CPS said on Thursday it had authorized Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Carrick with the nine further offences.
This is in addition to 44 offenses Carrick was previously charged with against 12 separate women.
In total, Carrick is now accused of 53 offenses against 13 women between 2003 and 2020, including 27 counts of rape.
The fees include:
• 27 cases of rape
• Nine cases of sexual assault
• Five cases of assault by penetration
• Three cases of coercive and controlling behaviour
• Three counts of false imprisonment
• Two cases of attempted rape
• One case of attempted sexual assault by penetration
• One count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
• One count of indecent assault
• One count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence
Carrick will make his first court appearance on the new charges on Wednesday 30 November at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
He is due to stand trial on the previous 44 charges on 6 February 2023 at Southwark Crown Court.