Police officer appears in court for ‘raping a woman five times in two years before he joined the force’

Wednesday May 31, 2023 – A former Metropolitan Police constable has appeared in court today charged with five counts of rape against one woman in the space of two years, before he joined the force.

Ex-PC Jade Ebanks, 29, from north London, who resigned from the force in April this year, allegedly raped the woman between 13 March 2018 and 1 August 2020.

Three of the acts were said to have taken place in Greenford, Ealing, and two in Uxbridge, Hillingdon.

PC Ebanks joined the Met in June 2021 and patrolled areas of Brent. He was arrested on May 5 last year before being suspended from duty.

He resigned a week before he was charged on April 28 this year.

Appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today wearing a black suit and skinny tie, Ebanks spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

He was bailed ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing on 28 June at Isleworth Crown Court.

District Judge Briony Clarke told Ebanks: ‘The offences that you face are matters that I can’t deal with, I have to send them to the Crown Court.’

Ebanks, of Kilburn, northwest London, was granted bail on the condition that he does not contact, directly or indirectly, the complainant in this case.