Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Cop and former Mr Gay UK faces court

Pc Mark Carter, a former Mr Gay UK, is due in court charged with a number of sex offences

A police officer and former Mr Gay UK is due to appear in court charged with a number of sex offences.

Pc Mark Carter, 27, was charged after an incident at a hotel in Leeds city centre on December 19 last year.

He has been suspended and will appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "A 27-year-old man has been charged with a number of sexual offences. He was arrested following a police investigation at the Etap Hotel in Leeds on December 19, 2009.

"The man has been bailed and will appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on June 22."

Pc Carter was crowned Mr Gay UK in 2006 at the Flamingo Club in Blackpool.

He was said to have had the full backing of West Yorkshire Police.

He beat 25 other contestants to win £5,000 of prizes.