Met Police officer raped two women but faces no charges after investigation by Essex Police

An “abhorrent” former Metropolitan Police officer raped two women while he was working for the force – but will not face any criminal charges. Former sergeant Paul Storey raped and assaulted the two women between 2012 and 2017.

The officer resigned from his post in May last year. A Met Police misconduct hearing heard that the former officer subjected one woman to controlling or coercive behaviour, including locking her out of a house on a hot day when she was unwell and refusing her water, deliberately isolating her from her friends and family and monitoring her social media accounts.

Storey grabbed her by the throat, dragged her down the stairs and threw her onto a table. On another date during this period, he raped her. As well as these incidents, the sergeant assaulted a second woman several times; the first time when he hit her around the head with a whisky bottle.

On other occasions he grabbed her by the throat, once throwing her against a door frame and later a chest of drawers. On another occasion, he raped her. After an argument on another date, he smashed her framed family photographs.

Storey also subjected this woman to controlling or coercive behaviour, including deliberately limiting her contact with friends and family and controlling her social media accounts. The former police officer was given anonymity for the duration of the hearing by the independent legally qualified chair but named after the matters were found proven.

Despite all these matters being found proven, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) chose not to pursue a prosecution against Storey. A file of evidence was presented to the CPS by Essex Police on November 28, 2018, and the CPS then advised the force not to charge on January 30, 2019.

A CPS spokesman said: “Allegations of rape and violent assault are incredibly serious and prosecutors look at the evidence very carefully. Following a decision by the CPS that our legal test was not met to charge the suspect with rape or assault, the two complainants each requested a review.

“This was carried out under our Victims’ Rights to Review scheme by a prosecutor with no previous involvement in the case and the original decision was upheld. We explained our reasoning in detail to the complainants and that our role is to make independent and fair decisions based on the evidence.”

Met Police local area commander, Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell, said: “The behaviour of former Sgt Paul Storey is abhorrent. He subjected two women known to him to a number of sexual and physical assaults as well as coercive and controlling behaviour. It is hardly necessary for me to say that his behaviour has fallen very far below what we expect of our police officers.

“This type of abuse has a lasting and significant impact on victims and we take all allegations extremely seriously. We know it is really shocking to hear a police officer is capable of carrying out such behaviour and as part of work to rebuild the trust Londoners have in us, we have created a new dedicated team focused on investigating allegations of sexual misconduct as well as domestic abuse involving our officers and staff.

“This team improves our ability to identify patterns of concerning behaviour. While we’re working really hard on this, it will be of little consolation to the women former Sgt Storey abused and our thoughts are with them.”

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  1. i have been abused threatened and harassed since 2015 for attempting to stop the online abuse rape and torture of a vulnerable adult with Dissociative identity Disorder an extreme form of PTSD as a result of extreme and traumatic child abuse neither social services or police would take evidence and issuing me with threats for reporting . On the 23rd Nov 2017 an officer i worked with who has two relatives in the force came to my home telling me to delete evidence stating this vulnerable with 20 alters ( inner persons) some being children which makes her highly vulnerable was consenting to abuse and nothing to do with me .After 4yrs 8 months an officer whose father worked with me took action and the sadist did a Jeffrey Epstein and received tributes and condolences sick perverse . corporate manager director social services and chief constable conveniently retired . Chief constable who ignored my letter of disgust now Commissioner in Caribbean . In 2003 the year i resigned worst force in UK and institutionally corrupt.I wrote to HM The Queen to protest his receiving Queens medal like DS in Savile case . Threats by telephone unidentified officer suggesting they would find some reason to charge me with a crime a common threat to whistleblowers . This force a greater threat to my life than coronavirus . Victim broken cannot walk has conversion disorder due to trauma as amnesia is present risk of suicide high

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