Leeds & West Yorkshire

Trial date set for police officer and former Mr Gay UK

Pc Mark Carter
Image caption Pc Mark Carter was charged after an incident at a Leeds hotel

A police officer and former Mr Gay UK winner has had a trial date set after being charged with a number of sex offences.

Pc Mark Carter, 27, appeared at Leeds Crown Court charged with one rape, three sexual assaults and an attempted sexual assault.

He was charged following an incident at the Etap hotel in Leeds last December.

He remains on bail and a trial date was scheduled for 13 December at Leeds Crown Court.

Pc Carter, who has been suspended from duty, will next appear at Leeds Crown Court on 7 September to submit a plea.

The West Yorkshire Police officer was crowned Mr Gay UK in 2006 at The Flamingo nightclub in Blackpool.

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