staff | sexual assault at work

I worked in an open plan office which had a big range of people of different teams and type of work going on. There were little offices to the sides. An officer asked to speak to me about something which wasn’t an unusual occurrence. We were friends I thought and often had a chat here or there about things. Once we were in the office he was standing in front of the door. He said I had dressed really sexily and that he wanted to touch me. He was gesturing to his crotch and raising his eyebrows like he wanted me to do something. I turned around and faced the wall because I wasn’t sure what was going on or what else to do. He kept saying over and over again look what you’ve done to me you can’t leave me like this. I covered my face with my hands I think I was trying to make it go away. He was still blocking my exit. He went on to sexually assault me. I later found out that he’d been moved to that office because he’d been accused of rape elsewhere. My office was full of young women new to the police. It came to light later that he’d sexually harassed a number of them and some had resigned to get away from him. He’s still there as far as I know whereas I’ve moved on thankfully.

Constabulary: Metropolitan Police Service

Timespan: 2 years ago

Did you report it to the police?: No

Your ethnicity: Prefer not to say

Have you experienced suicidality due to this?: Thoughts/feelings

Are you disabled as defined under the Equality Act 2010?: Prefer not to say

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