A female police officer in Lincoln has described the violation she felt after being sexual assaulted by a man in custody on New Year’s Day.
As previously reported, Eurico Carvalhohalel, 26, of Canon Street, in Lincoln was accused of entering women’s homes, exposing himself and masturbating in front of them on January 1, 2020. He was also charged with sexually assaulting a female police officer.
In the days that followed the incident, the female officer, who asked not to be named in our story, took to Twitter to speak out about the ordeal.
She said: “I was assaulted in custody last night (January 1). He was further arrested for sexual assault.
“I challenged him, walked away and burst into tears.
“I felt unbelievably violated yet it was minor what he did.
“It is still bothering me today. 13 years and it is the first time I have experienced something like that.”
She also added that she “felt so yuck about it” and was “annoyed at myself for letting my guard down”.
Her initial tweet was liked over 260 times, with over 60 responses, and she said the support has been overwhelming.
She added: “Thank you all, it’s quite humbling having this sort of response. It’s hard to explain in context how he made me feel without being able to explain the job he was involved in. Certainly not one I’ll forget.”
Lincolnshire Police said Carvalhohalel first tried to enter the home of a woman on Cannon Street in her 60s at 9.30am on January 1. At 4.50pm the same man exposed himself to a woman in her 50s and tried to enter her home before masturbating in front of a different woman in her 50s ten minutes later.
Police charged Carvalhohalel with two counts of indecent exposure and two counts of trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence. He was remanded in custody after a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on January 6. He will appear at Lincoln Crown Court for a trial at a later date.
The female officer added: “He was remanded to Crown Court. I am so happy about this. I have no doubt we prevented there being any more victims.”