Lawyer caught having sex ‘a client’ during Zoom call court hearing in Peru
A Peruvian lawyer Hector Paredes was caught having sex during a Zoom court hearing last week after leaving
his computer camera on.
The judge presiding over the virtual hearing branded lawyer Hector Paredes Robles a disgrace for his X-rated
public performance in central Peru on Tuesday.
Astonished court officials watched on as Paredes Robles stripped off and sat on a chair before a naked brunette
believed to be a client who climbed on his lap.
Judge John Chahua Torres sent a police officer to intervene as a female aide tried to alert Paredes Robles his sex
session was being watched and recorded on a live feed.
The surreal sequence of events occurred on Tuesday during a virtual remand hearing organised by a court in
Pichanaki in the central Peruvian region of Junin.
The lawyer’s client was held after an operation against an organized crime gang.
As the sex scene showed no sign of stopping, judge Torres said: ‘We are witnessing obscene acts which
represent a violation of public decency and are aggravated by the fact they are being recorded nationally.’
A female court worker confirmed the camera belonged to Paredes Robles. The judge then instructed
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
Some local reports have described the brunette he had sex with as his client, though she is yet to be identified.
After the court hearing was suspended for the lewd behaviour, the judge said:
‘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 yesterday added: ‘We condemn the actions of the
lawyer Hector Paredes Robles who during a virtual remand hearing committed obscene acts which violated
‘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
Last September an Argentinian MP resigned his seat after being suspended for kissing a woman’s breasts during
an online parliamentary session
During the video, a blonde woman was seen sitting on the lap of Married father-of-three Juan Emilio Ameri as he
leans down to kiss her breasts and she fondles him.
The ruling Frente de Todos coalition in the north-west province of Salta expelled the 47-year-old pending an
investigation and demanded 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 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 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