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Met Police cop 'slapped woman's bottom and shoved his hand up her shorts' in hotel room after she argued with husband
A COP allegedly slapped a woman's bottom and shoved his hand inside her underwear in a hotel room after she had an argument with her husband.
The Metropolitan Police officer, PC Rudvelle Walters, 48, has been accused of sexually assaulting the woman during a welfare check in north west London in the early hours of February 5, 2019.
The Polish woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told the court she was staying at the Best Western in Wembley with a friend after "breaking up" with her husband.
Walters was on duty and had been tasked with going to the hotel to check on the woman after her husband reported her missing.
Abigail Husbands, prosecuting, said Walters "went into the hotel room and sexually assaulted her by putting his hand into her underwear".
"He said he would love if her friend gave him a kiss," Husbands told the court.
"He tried to pull the duvet off her friend and get a kiss from her. He slapped her bottom with his right hand, and she noticed his body-worn camera was not on.
"He put his right hand up the left leg of her shorts, his hand went up the leg into her pants."
The officer, attached to the North West Command Unit, was arrested the following day at Wembley police station.
Southwark Crown Court how she first spoke to a male police officer on the phone, who was at her home address after her husband reported her missing.
She didn't give her location over fears her husband would find out, but she later called the non-emergency line to give the name of the hotel to the police.
Speaking through an interpreter, the woman told the court: "I was very stressed because of the experience that led me to be in that hotel, was very very unpleasant, and I escaped to that hotel to be safe."
"I was 100 per cent certain that it was not a police officer at all," she added.
"I was certain that my husband had sent a friend of his to find out which room I was in."
The woman, in her 20s, said she was "surprised" when Walters showed up to her hotel room as she would have expected a female officer.
The woman hit back at claims from defence counsel Robert Morris that the incident did not happen.
She said: "Sir, do you believe that I have spent nearly three years going to interviews, reliving the stress in the courtroom, to be talking gibberish about something that never happened?
"At the very beginning of the case I swore on the Bible that everything I was going to say is true.
"So you can't tell me that it didn't happen, because it did happen – otherwise I wouldn't be here now."
The witness also told Morris she considered withdrawing from the case.
She added: "Your client put his hand under my knickers and my shorts.
"If it wasn't true, I would have backed away from this a long time ago."
She denied Walters' claim that she grabbed the officer by the arm and showed him pictures on her phone.
Morris told the woman: "You started messing around with Mr Walters didn't you?"
"Absolutely not," she replied.
The woman's voice broke as she denied accusations that she had made up how Walters slapped her bottom and shoved his hand up her shorts.
"Do you believe I spent nearly three years going to interviews, reliving this stress in the courtroom talking gibberish about something that never happened," she said.
The officer allegedly later sent her a Facebook friend request asking for her name and mobile number, a court heard.
In a recorded interview, she said: "He sent me two messages emojis and 'hello'.
"I remember someone said to me that I actually replied with an emoji too, but I do not recall that, because why would I want to be in any form of communication with him?
"We didn't want to be in touch with him, and we didn't want him to come back.
"It is possible that he got my phone when I was not looking. I remember that he would like to be friends with us on Facebook, so it is possible that he looked up my friend from my Facebook account."
Walters, of Luton, Bedfordshire, denies sexual assault.