Neil Corbel is a 40 year old man from Hertfordshire, England. He served as a Detective Inspector in the UK’s Metropolitan Police Department. Corbel pleaded guilty to voyeurism, admitting to recording nude woman.
The secret filming occurred in Manchester and Brighton from January 2017 to February 2020.
Corbel was a counterterrorism specialist.
Neil Corbel Voyeurism Details
Corbel Charged With 19 Counts Of Voyeurism. “Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, from the Met’s Continuous Policing Improvement Command, was charged by postal charge requisition on Wednesday, 11 August, with 19 counts of voyeurism within the Greater London, Manchester and Brighton areas, and within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, between January 2017 and February 2020. DI Corbel was not on duty at the time of the offences.” [Met Police]
Corbel Pretended To Be Pilot, Arranged Fake Nude Photo Shoots. “Pretending to be a pilot, Det Insp Neil Corbel arranged fake photoshoots in hotel rooms, flats and Airbnbs. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he hid devices in tissue boxes, phone chargers, an air freshener and glasses to video his victims.” [BBC]
Photos Of 51 Women Found On Corbel’s Equipment. “Corbel was caught after a woman, who had agreed to pose for 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.” [ITV]
Prosecutor: Corbel Contacted Women Via Modeling Website. “Babatunde Alabi, prosecuting, told the court that one of the women was contacted by the defendant via a modelling website and he “wanted to take nude photographs” of her. The prosecutor continued: “They agreed that there was going to be no recordings and no shots of genitalia – what they call open leg shots.”” [The Sun]
Victim Discovered Spy Camera Via Internet Search. ““She made a note of the brand name”, he said. “At one stage she went to the toilet and checked the name on the Internet. What came up was spy cameras. As soon as the session ended she went to a police station and made a report about it.”” [Standard]
Met Police Official: “Grave And Troubling” Offenses. “Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett, who leads the Central East Command Unit, said: “These are grave and troubling offences. The investigation has been complex and I know that the team who have investigated this have worked incredibly hard. 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. 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.”” [Met Police]