A Peruvian lawyer is now facing an investigation after being caught stripping naked and having sex during a Zoom court hearing.
The viral footage showed the lawyer who has now been identified as Hector Paredes Robles stripping off and sitting on his chair, before the naked woman was seen in the video straddling him.
The incident reportedly took place during virtual remand hearing organised by a court in Pichanaki in the central Peruvian region of Junin on Tuesday January 26.
Judge John Chahua Torres who presided over the virtual hearing, described Hector Paredes Robles as a branded a disgrace to his profession and summoned a police officer as a female aide tried to alert Paredes Robles that his sex session was being watched and recorded on a public live feed.
Ruling on the case as the lawyer who was expected to defend one of the detainees held after an operation against an organised crime gang was still having sex, 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.”
After a female court worker identified him, the Judge added;
“I instruct the State Prosecution Service to launch an immediate investigation.”
While there are local reports of the unidentified brunette he had sex with being a client, it was gathered that the lawyer has been barred from any more involvement in the ongoing land trafficking, fraud and extortion case.
Robles will now face two separate probes, one by state prosecutors and another by his local bar association.
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 also said in statement released on Friday January 29;
“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.”