Harrods chef made perverted phone calls to female colleagues

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A Harrods chef from Milton Keynes made repeated sexually-explicit mystery phone calls to five attractive female co-workers at the department store because “he knew he could not have them,” a court was told on Thursday.

Married Robert Perez, 31, admitted breathing heavily down the line while playing with himself, using pay-as-you-go numbers or his wife’s friend’s phone. Now he must wait to hear his fate.

Sentencing was put off at Hammersmith’s Magistrates Court until November. The first-time offender, of Princes Way, Bletchley, pleaded guilty to five counts of stalking, involving serious harm or distress, on or before September 30.

Prosecutor Mr. Tom Gill told the court: “Five employees received sexually explicit phone calls from a male and a large number of pay-as-you-go numbers were used.

“The victims believed the defendant was masturbating.”

The police were informed and a court order revealed the source of the calls were somewhere in the Milton Keynes area and Harrow, which Perez often visited.

“One of the phones used belonged to a friend of the defendant’s wife,” added Mr. Gill.

When arrested, Perez immediately confessed and told officers: “I made the calls, I admit it was me.”

Mr. Gill added: “He admitted harassing all five women and said he knew he could not have them and did it as a sexual fantasy.

“He knows all five females and said he would never approach them.

“He admitted masturbating and touching himself while on the phone and admitted breathing heavily down the phone and was either at home or visiting family in Harrow when he made the calls.

“He admitted to making moaning noises down the phone while playing with himself down below.”

The Crown Prosecution Service applied for a Sexual Offenders Prevention Order prohibiting Perez making phone calls on a withheld number and ordered him to report his phone numbers to the police and make his phones available to police inspection without deletions.

He was bailed to November 7 for a pre-sentence report on condition he does not contact any of the victims or enter Harrods without the management’s permission.