Leeds & West Yorkshire

Policeman and former Mr Gay UK winner faces sex charges

Pc Mark Carter
Image caption Pc Mark Carter was crowned Mr Gay UK in 2006

A police officer and former Mr Gay UK winner has been charged with a number of sex offences.

Pc Mark Carter, 27, was charged following an incident at the Etap hotel in Leeds on 19 December 2009.

The serving officer, who was suspended from duty in December, will appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Pc Carter was crowned Mr Gay UK in 2006 at the Flamingo Club in Blackpool, beating 25 other contestants to win £5,000 worth of prizes.

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 19 December 2009.

"He has been bailed to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on 22 June."

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