A 46-year-old London cop met a woman on Tinder and allegedly raped her.

The Metropolitan Police officer, David Carrick, is accused of attacking the woman while he was off-duty in Hertfordshire, England on Sept. 4, 2020.

On Monday, St Albans magistrates court in England was told the alleged incident happened at a hotel in St Albans, after he had met the victim through the online dating app, reported Evening Standard.

Prosecutor Mark Fleckney said that Carrick “confirmed he worked as a Metropolitan Police officer and indeed he showed (the woman) his warrant card." He allegedly told her that he worked for the Met firearms unit and was responsible for guarding several important people like the country's top leader.

Carrick "emphatically denies" attacking the woman, heard the court, according to BBC.

He was based within the Met's Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, which is the same unit where Wayne Couzens, who allegedly raped and murdered a woman, had worked.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said, "I am deeply concerned to hear the news that an officer from the Met's Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious offence." She said that she fully recognizes the public will be very concerned as well. She didn't want to comment further as she believes criminal proceedings should take their course.

While the investigation is on, Carrick has been suspended, and a referral had been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). A spokesman for the IOPC said that over the weekend, a referral had been made to them and it was being examined.

The accused is scheduled to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Nov. 1.

Last month, Latin Times had reported that Couzens took advantage of his police warrant card and COVID-19 lockdown rules in the UK to lure a 33-year-old woman off the street before raping and murdering her. He staged a false arrest using the pretext that the woman had breached COVID-19 lockdown regulations, then he molested her and strangled her with his police belt.

During a court hearing last month, Couzens pleaded guilty to kidnapping, raping, and killing the woman.

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