Metropolitan Police being sued for PS1M over alleged sex pest cops

January 7th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI  

London, January 7 (ANI): The Metropolitan Police in the UK is being sued for one million pounds by two serving WPCs, alleging that they have been pestered by sex-obsessed cops.
While one of them claims that her groin was repeatedly groped when she was at a police station, the other says that a male officer pulled down his trousers and asked her to perform a sex act on him as he drove on patrol.
WPCs Julie Facey, 33, and Paula Church, 35, are bringing the law suit over the alleged actions of three PCs based in Essex.
While Facey said that the first officer pestered her for sex, Church said that he sexually assaulted her repeatedly.
The complaint against the second officer is that he forcefully kissed one of the women, quizzed her about her underwear, and suggested sexual forfeits as they worked.
He has also been accused of stalking the woman, daubing messages on her car, and bombarding her with text messages.
WPC Facey complained that the third officer, who happens to be a married man, called her a cute babe.
Until I get another fit bird on the team, youre not going anywhere. I need a reason to come in every day, the Mirror quoted her as saying, as she revealed what the officer allegedly told her.
The WPCs also claimed that their bosses pressured them not to bring any criminal charges.
The womens solicitor, Lawrence Davies, of Equal Justice, said: If what they say is true, it will show that the Met is more interested in protecting its image than tackling serious sexual misconduct.
The three officers and the Met force are being sued for sex discrimination and harassment at Stratford Employment Tribunal.
The Met and the individual officers deny the claims. Their case is due to be heard later this year. (ANI)

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