Leeds & West Yorkshire

Police officer and former Mr Gay UK denies rape charges

Pc Mark Carter
Image caption Pc Mark Carter will go on trial at Leeds Crown Court in December

A police officer and former Mr Gay UK winner has denied a number of sex offences, including raping another man.

Pc Mark Carter, 27, appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and three sexual assaults.

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

The court heard the charges involved four different alleged victims. Mr Carter was granted bail and will appear again on 13 December for trial.

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

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