UK police officer jailed for murder of Sarah Everard charged with more sex crimes
Her body was later found in woodland about 50 miles (80 km) away in southeast England.
The Crown Prosecution Service said it had now authorized Couzens to be charged with four more suspected offenses of exposing himself, which had taken place less than a month before he attacked Everard.
“Following a referral of evidence by the Metropolitan Police, the CPS has authorised four charges of indecent exposure against Wayne Couzens,” said Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division. “The four alleged offences took place between January and February 2021.”
He is due to appear at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 13.
In January, the government announced there would be a public inquiry into whether Couzens could have been stopped before he murdered Everard.
Last week, the High Court in London ruled that police had acted unlawfully when they used Covid-19 rules to force campaigners to cancel an outdoor vigil for Everard, which ended with officers using heavy-handed tactics to arrest several women and provoked widespread condemnation.