Met Police officer raped two girls he met on nights out, courtroom hears

Met Police officer raped two girls he met on nights out, courtroom hears


serving Metropolitan Police officer raped two girls in 11 days after assembly them in bars whereas off responsibility, a courtroom has heard.

Suspended Laptop Rupert Edwards, 30, is alleged to have raped one lady in Epsom, Surrey, on August 26 2022 and the opposite in Lambeth, south London, on September 5 2022, Interior London Crown Court docket heard on Tuesday.

Edwards, from Ashtead, Surrey, denies attacking the complainants, who’re of their 20s and 30s.

Prosecutor Robert Brown stated the primary complainant met Edwards on a night-out and later danced with him, earlier than “kissing the defendant, who she discovered enticing” at a bar.

They later bought a cab again to her dwelling and had consensual intercourse “a minimum of as soon as, presumably twice”, Mr Brown stated.

The complainant claims she later advised him “I can’t go once more” however the defendant pulled her leg up and initiated additional sexual activity, Mr Brown stated.

The prosecutor stated she didn’t consent to this and the defendant knew that, however “carried on regardless”.

He stated the girl slept till midday the following day, at which level Edwards left.

She then “tried to place the incident out of her thoughts and get on along with her life”, earlier than it was later reported to police in November 2022.

Mr Brown stated the second depend of rape on the indictment pertains to one other lady who was interviewed by police on September 6, 2022.

She stated she had met Edwards on a night-out and recalled kissing him earlier than they took a taxi again to her dwelling, jurors heard.

Mr Brown stated the girl recollects participating in consensual intercourse with him on the tackle, however stated she “advised him from the outset there could possibly be no intercourse” as a result of they didn’t have any condoms.

The girl stated Edwards agreed to this however that she was later awoken when he raped her, jurors heard.

Mr Brown stated she challenged him on what he was doing, and Edwards then apologised and left.

He added: “She says she was offended and confused as a result of he had advised her he was a police officer and so she despatched him a textual content (at 4.51am) thanking him for destroying her religion within the justice system.”

She then referred to as 999 and reported the incident to the police, he stated.

The officer, connected to the South West Fundamental Command Unit, was then arrested on suspicion of raping her in September 2022, and was bailed and suspended from responsibility.

He was taken to a police station and interviewed underneath warning, and, in a ready assertion, he denied the allegation, Mr Brown stated.

On December 8 2022, he was additional arrested on suspicion of raping the primary complainant and charged the next day.

He was taken to the identical police station, interviewed underneath warning and denied the allegation, Mr Brown stated.

Mr Brown stated that in a ready assertion given to police Edwards claimed that each one sexual exercise with the primary claimant was consensual and at no level did she point out that she was not consenting.

He stated Edwards advised police the second complainant by no means stated that she didn’t need sexual activity with out contraception, and that that they had engaged in consensual sexual exercise.

The trial continues.

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