A MODEL was left with bald patches after pulling out chunks of her hair from stress when a perv cop secretly filmed her nude.
Met Police Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, posed as an airline pilot to book women for photoshoots before planting spy cameras in hotel rooms, flats and Airbnbs.
The cameras were hidden in everyday items, including tissue boxes, phone chargers, air fresheners, glasses, keys and headphones, to video his unsuspecting victims.
Married father-of-two Corbel was caught after a model, who had agreed to pose naked for a photo shoot, became suspicious of a digital clock.
He would contact his victims online using the fake name "Harrison".
Police found images of 51 women on twisted Corbel's hard drive – with 19 victims, including 16 models and three escorts, agreeing to make statements against him.
Three of the women, who cannot be identified, attended court as the former counter-terrorism officer was jailed for three years.
One model, who agreed to pose for a "fashion and artistic nude shoot", was visibly angry as she told Corbel his crimes had "affected every aspect of my life".
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And she said that she's had to turn down work – because she's pulled so much hair out of her head from stress.
The victim added that her "beliefs had been shaken" because of Corbel's position in the police.
Showing the court her scalp, she said: "I have pulled so much of my hair out with stress I have bald spots and have had to turn down work.
"Women, especially models and sex workers, tend to struggle to report sex crimes to police.
"He knew we were potentially easy, quiet prey. So, how can I tell women to trust police when this man has shaken my beliefs?"
A second victim of the sick officer told the court he used his knowledge and training to "manipulate" her.
The model said: "The fact the defendant is a police officer has scared me and shocked me. He's supposed to enforce the law, not break it.
"I expect he knows how to deal with people, and he's used his knowledge, experience and training to manipulate me.
"He was so charming and believable in his role. I just ask myself what else was he capable of?"
A third woman, who went on a date with Corbel, said he came across as "genuine and charming".
She said: "The way Neil lied and completely made up a different life still sticks in my mind a lot.
"A man with his intelligence would've known he could reach out for help rather than manipulate women for his own kicks."
Earlier this month, one of twisted Corbel's victims said she's now terrified of photographers after being lured in by the cop in April 2017.
Kirsty Lee travelled to London for the photoshoot and met him at a five-star hotel in Westminster.
Bu three years later, in June 2020, she received a phone call from the Metropolitan police.
She told The Sun: “They said they had some footage of me taken by a man and they needed me to identify myself in it.
“Confused, I agreed. When we met they asked if I remembered a man named Harrison.
“I immediately remembered and told them yes. They then showed me a video of me naked, changing in the hotel bathroom.
“Harrison had hidden cameras on the ceiling and had secretly filmed me changing.
“I felt so violated and told them I hadn’t consented.”
Corbel pleaded guilty to 19 counts of voyeurism.
The former counter-terrorism officer was suspended by the Met – where he was attached to the Continuous Policing Improvement Command.
Judge Martin Edmunds QC has now jailed Corbel for three years for the offences – which took place across London, Manchester and Brighton areas between January 2017 and February 2020.
He said: "You used a range of deceptions to induce women to take off their clothes in your presence so you could record videos for your sexual gratification.
"You did so using multiple strategically placed covert cameras, sometimes as many as nine.
"You did not exploit your police role either to locate or intimidate your victims – rather it was something concealed from them.
"There is no evidence you used police equipment or specialist police knowledge.
"However, it is clear that the revelation to your victims that you were a serving police officer has for many of them seriously undermined their trust in the police, something for those individuals, given their various lines of work, is a particularly serious matter, just as the revelation of your offending must impact on public trust."
Other victims, who were not in court, mentioned the case of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, who was snatched off the street before being raped and murdered by Met policeman Wayne Couzens.
One victim said: "The fact that he is a policeman is a huge deal.
"These people are meant to protect us. Following the murder of Sarah Everard this feels like a very frightening time to be a woman.
"Sex work can be dangerous, though I'm lucky in this is the first form of violence I have experienced at work.
"If you can't trust police officers, then what are we supposed to do?"
Another said: "Finding out about this was a total shock to the system. I don't want to point the finger at all police officers, but they are meant to be there to protect you.
"Especially with the Sarah Everard case, it is difficult to know who to trust. I don't feel protected right now.
"I was oblivious to his wrongdoing and I imagine the other victims were."
Edward Henry QC, defending, said Corbel felt "genuine remorse" for the "deplorable activity" but is voluntarily seeking to "combat" his sex addiction.
How you can get help
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
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