A former member of the Metropolitan Police has testified in court facing five counts of raping a woman before to joining the department.
After his arrest on May 5 of last year, Jade Ebanks, 29, was demoted to the rank of police constable and placed on leave.
The former officer, who started working for the Met in June 2021, left just a week before he was arrested on April 28.
In a dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie, Ebanks arrived before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday with a goatee beard and a top knot in his hair.
He stood in the dock to verify his identity, birthdate, and Kilburn, NW London, address.
The same woman, who cannot be named because she is the suspected victim of sexual offenses, is the subject of five counts of rape charges against Ebanks.
The allegations include that he committed the alleged crimes in west London’s Greenford and Uxbridge between March 2018 and January 2020.
Since the offenses may only be tried in the Crown Court, Ebanks was not asked to enter a plea to any of them.
Ebanks, who was based with the North West Basic Command Unit of the force, was granted bail by District Judge Briony Clarke under the condition that he refrain from getting in touch with the complainant.
She instructed him to show up at Isleworth Crown Court on June 28 for a hearing to enter a plea and prepare for trial.