THE evil police officer jailed for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard allegedly sexually assaulted a drag queen three years earlier.
Wayne Couzens reportedly molested the performer and demanded sex in an alleyway – then declared he was a cop when his victim asked him to stop.
The alleged incident is said to have taken place at the New Inn pub in Couzens’ hometown of Deal, Kent, in 2018, The Mirror reports.
The drag artist waited to report what happened to the police until after Couzens was thrown behind bars, which received widespread coverage in the media, for fear he would not be taken seriously.
But after recognising Couzens on the TV “right away” he told his partner “that’s him”.
He claims the ex-cop inappropriately touched his backside while he was leaning against the bar as he watched a band in the pub.
Couzens then “went round to his groin” before the unnamed man told him to “p*** off”.
He told Sunday People: “I told him my drag stage name and he said, ‘I’m a policeman’.
“I said to him, ‘I don’t give a f*** who you are, you do not touch me’.”
He added: “After I calmed down a little bit, he went, ‘Do you want to go round the back where it’s dark and give me a bl** job and we can do things?’
“I said to him, ‘I’ve told you, p*** off’.”
The man told his partner what reportedly happened, but was “embarrassed” to tell anyone else – and he is now “terrified” of going out alone.
“Can you imagine if I went down that alley?” he said.
“My partner has said to me, ‘You could have been stabbed in the alley and left somewhere else’.”
The alleged victim is said to have named Couzens in a formal statement made last week.
It is the latest of a string of claims to have emerged since Couzens, 48, landed a rare full-life prison sentence last month for the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard.
Couzens is alleged to have taken a prostitute to a wedding anniversary party as his wife Elena could not make it.
And an escort allegedly turned up at his police station demanding cash from him in a separate incident.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct is also probing three incidents to establish whether Couzens could have been arrested before his behaviour escalated and Sarah was killed in March 2021.
He was reportedly given the nickname ‘the rapist’ by colleagues at the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, and a vetting check when he joined the Met failed to flag up that his car had been linked to an alleged indecent exposure incident.
A man had been spotted driving naked from the waist down in Kent in 2015, but no police action was taken.
In the days before Sarah’s death, Couzens also twice exposed himself in a McDonald’s, it is claimed.
Cops said the incident was “allocated for investigation” but was not concluded before Sarah was killed.
Home Secretary Priti Patel admitted “recent tragic events have exposed unimaginable failures in policing”.
An independent inquiry will be launched into the “systematic failures” that allowed Couzens to continue to serve as a Met Police officer and murder marketing executive Sarah.
Couzens pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard in July after previously pleading guilty to kidnap and rape.
He made a fake Covid arrest to handcuff Sarah in south London and put her in the back of his rented car before driving her 80 miles to Kent.
He then raped and strangled her with his police belt and her body was later found in a builder’s bag.
Sarah’s murder sparked demands for action to tackle violence against women.