Cop posed as pilot to spy on naked models using camera hidden in his glasses

A counter-terrorism officer pretended to be a pilot so he could secretly film naked models using spy cameras, a court has heard.

Met Police Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, arranged fake photo shoots with beautiful women before hiding cameras in tissue boxes, phone chargers and glasses to film his unsuspecting victims.

Corbel was caught after a woman who agreed to a naked photo shoot became suspicious of a digital clock and found it was a spy camera.

Police found images of some 51 women on Corbel's hard drive and were able to identify 19 victims willing to make statements against him.

He pled guilty to all 19 voyeurism offences at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Corbel has been suspended by the Met.

The offences took place across London, Manchester and Brighton over more than three years, spanning January 2017 to February 2020.

Chief magistrate Paul Goldspring said: “[Corbel] went to quite extraordinary lengths to hide what he was doing" and warned he faces a possible jail sentence.”

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Prosecutor Babatunde Alabi added: "By and large they were all models.

"Apart from one, who agreed to be videoed, the others did not agree to be videoed."

He told the court the victims included escorts who agreed to have sex with Corbel, but not to be filmed.

Two of the models had some relationship with the officer.

The Met said Corbel will also face misconduct proceedings.

Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett said: "These are grave and troubling offences.

"It is vital that the public feel that they can trust the police and, if an officer undermines that trust, it is important that their crimes are investigated thoroughly and robustly.

"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.

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"I am truly disappointed in the actions of the officer which are not at all representative of the high values and standards we expect, and I am saddened by the pain and hurt that he has caused."

Sentencing will take place on October 4.

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