A police officer and former Mr Gay UK sexually assaulted three men and raped a fourth on a Christmas night out with colleagues in Leeds, a court has heard. Pc Mark Carter, 28, is alleged to have dragged one man by the hair, punched him and raped him in a hotel room. Mr Carter, of Station Lane, Birkenshaw, Bradford, denies three counts of sexual assault and two rapes. The jury was told that Mr Carter had been in a restaurant in Leeds on 18 December enjoying a Christmas celebration with colleagues. Sarah Wright, prosecuting, said he initially groped two men, who he knew, in the restaurant. The party then left the restaurant and the defendant went to Bar Fibre, where he allegedly touched a third man, who he also knew, on his groin and asked him if he wanted oral sex, the prosecutor said.
Tears as former Mr Gay UK and Huddersfield policeman Mark Carter is cleared of rape charges
Police officer Mark Carter former Mr Gay UK charged with male rape | Daily Mail Online
A police officer and former winner of Mr Gay UK has spoken of his "living nightmare" after several charges against him were dropped. PC Mark Carter, 28, from Bradford, was cleared in June of raping a man and sexually assaulting two others while on a drunken Christmas night out with colleagues. He was due to face trial later this year on separate charges of possessing the anabolic steroid stanozolol, but the Crown Prosecution Service said on Monday that the case had been discontinued. Peter Mann, head of West Yorkshire's CPS complex casework unit, said: "Having carefully considered expert evidence, we are satisfied that Mr Carter's use of the drugs was for a medicinal purpose within the terms of the Medicines Act and as such have taken steps to bring the case to an end today. Carter, who was crowned Mr Gay UK in at the Flamingo Club in Blackpool, said : "After nearly two years of wait, I have now been found not guilty of all charges held against me.
Former Mr Gay UK facing sack from police over assault conviction
Accused: Huddersfield Policeman Mark Carter has been suspended after being charged with male rape and other sex offences. A police officer and former Mr Gay UK has been suspended after being charged with male rape and other sex offences. The West Yorkshire police officer has been charged with at least one sexual offence and also with offences relating to body-building drugs. A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed that a year-old officer had been suspended after an investigation into the events at the Etap hotel. At the time he reportedly said: 'Two years ago I used to cry myself to sleep at night, I was so daunted by the prospect of coming out, but when I did, it was the best thing ever.
Carter - a former Mr Gay UK - was convicted of assault by beating following a trial before magistrates. Get the latest Huddersfield news and updates delivered straight to your inbox - sign up for free email updates. A West Yorkshire police officer, who was previously based in Huddersfield, has been suspended after being convicted of attacking a man in a bar. PC Mark Carter could now face the sack after being found guilty of an assault in which he headbutted a man in the toilets of a popular gay club in Manchester. West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that disciplinary action was taken against Carter but he has been allowed to keep his job.