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Who is Neil Corbel ?
Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, used devices hidden in items like tissue boxes, phone chargers, an air freshener and glasses to record his unsuspecting victims.
He hired models on Internet sites who gave false details and claimed to be a pilot, then placed the cameras in hotel rooms, apartments and Airbnbs, the Westminster Magistrates Court heard.
Corbel was caught after a woman, who had agreed to pose for a nude photoshoot, became suspicious of a digital watch and discovered it was a spy camera.
Police found images of 51 women on Corbel’s hard drive and were able to identify 19 victims willing to make statements against him. Court documents reveal that illicit recordings on multiple devices amount to at least five days, 10 hours, 53 minutes and 49 seconds, or nearly 131 hours of footage.
The crimes, which were said to be unrelated to his work as a police officer, took place in the London, Manchester and Brighton areas between January 2017 and February 2020.
Corbel, a former counter-terrorism officer who has been suspended by the Met, pleaded guilty to 19 crimes of voyeurism.
How old is Neil Corbel ?
He is 40 year old.
Chief Justice Paul Goldspring postponed sentencing until October 4 for reports to be prepared.
He said Corbel, of Hertfordshire, “did everything he could to hide what he was doing” and warned that she faces a possible jail sentence.
Prosecutor Babatunde Alabi said: ‘In general, they were all models. Apart from one, who agreed to be filmed, the others did not agree to be filmed. ‘
He told the court that the victims included bodyguards, who had agreed to have sex with Corbel but not to be filmed, while two of the models had some relationship with the officer.
“He set up the rooms well in advance with covert devices placed in strategic locations that captured the women as they undressed before filming,” the prosecutor said.
‘What is obvious from watching the videos is that from time to time he would maneuver the models so that they would get photos of legs spread and videos of legs spread.
“At least two of the models expressed concern about the devices they thought they were recording.”
He added: ‘There was a model who agreed to be filmed, but he insisted to the defendant that there would be no videos of legs spread.
Corbel, a former counter-terrorism officer who has been suspended by the Met, has pleaded guilty to 19 voyeurism offences
“She, of course, did not realize that there were other open devices hidden in the room.”
The court heard Corbel admit in police interviews that she “surreptitiously used covert devices” to film the women.
“She admitted that she was doing it, or that she was recording them, for her own sexual satisfaction and she admitted that most of the models did not know about the video,” Alabi said.
Advocate Edward Henry QC said reports from a forensic psychologist and addiction specialist have been prepared as part of Corbel’s mitigation.
Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett, who heads the Central Command Unit East, said: ‘These are serious and troubling crimes. The investigation has been complex and I know that the team that has investigated this has worked incredibly hard.
“It is vital that the public feel they can trust the police, and if an officer undermines that trust, it is important that his crimes are thoroughly and robustly investigated.
‘The victims in this case have shown incredible strength throughout the investigation and I would like to thank them for their courage and patience throughout the process.
“I am truly disappointed in the officer’s actions that are not at all representative of the high values and standards that we expect, and I am saddened by the pain and pain that he has caused.”
Neil Corbel Quicks and Facts
- Ex-counter-terrorism officer posed as a pilot to secretly film naked models
- Detective Inspector Neil Corbel has pleaded guilty to 19 counts of voyeurism
- He booked models on internet sites giving false details and claiming to be a pilot
- Police found images of 51 women on Corbel’s hard drive and were able to identify 19 victims willing to make statements against him, court heard
- Offences took place across London, Manchester and Brighton between 2017-20
- Corbel has been suspended by the Metropolitan Police