A solicitor is facing an investigation after having sex during a Zoom court hearing.
Peruvian Hector Paredes Robles was branded a disgrace to his profession by the judge presiding over the virtual hearing after launching into his X-rated performance while his camera was on.
Extraordinary footage showed him stripping off and sitting on his chair so a naked brunette could straddle him as astonished court officials and other lawyers looked on, The Sun reports.
Judge John Chahua Torres summoned a police officer as a female aide tried to alert Paredes Robles his sex session was being watched and recorded on a public live feed.
The surreal sequence of events occurred last Tuesday during a virtual remand hearing organised by a court in Pichanaki in the central Peruvian region of Junin.
The lawyer caught out by technology was defending one of the detainees held after an operation against an organised crime gang.
The judge ruled as the sex session was still going strong: “We are witnessing obscene acts which represent a violation of public decency and are aggravated by the fact they are being recorded nationally.“
After a female court worker confirmed: “It’s Hector Paredes Robles’ camera.
He added: “I instruct the State Prosecution Service to launch an immediate investigation.”
Last night, the lawyer was barred from any more involvement in the ongoing land trafficking, fraud and extortion case.
He was also told he would face two separate probes, one by state prosecutors and another by his local bar association.
Some local reports have described the brunette he had sex with as his client, although she has yet to be identified.
The judge said in a statement released after the court hearing was suspended: “Hector Paredes Robles has been fully identified as the lawyer who has disrespected the dignity of this court as well as the other lawyers present and the legal profession as a whole.”
A regional High Court statement released on Friday added: “We condemn the actions of the lawyer Hector Paredes Robles who during a virtual remand hearing committed obscene acts which violated public decency.
“The judge in charge of the hearing excluded the lawyer from the defence representatives and ordered a duty lawyer to replace him.
“He also ruled that Peru’s Public Ministry and the local bar association should be informed so they can take appropriate action.“
Last September, an Argentinian MP resigned his seat after being suspended for kissing a woman’s breasts during an online parliamentary session.
Married dad-of-three Juan Emilio Ameri shocked fellow politicians by letting a pretty blonde sit on his knee and appear to fondle him before bending down and kissing her right nipple after pulling down her black top.
Footage of the extraordinary moment led to the ruling Frente de Todos coalition in the north-west province of Salta expelling the 47-year-old pending an investigation and demanding his resignation as an MP.
Moments after the sex scene was played out on a large screen during a debate about provincial debt, fellow MPs unanimously voted in favour of Mr Ameri’s suspension after Chamber of Deputies president Sergio Massa halted the session.
A parliamentary commission was planning on determining the final sanction, with his expulsion as an MP being openly discussed, before Mr Ameri decided to save them the job by offering to step down.
The woman he was filmed with was later identified as his girlfriend Celeste Burgos.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission