A Sydney prison guard who admitted she had sex with one of her inmates apparently swore under her breath after being told she wouldn’t be sentenced until next year.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Sydney prison guard Melissa Goodwin, 25, admitted to charges she had sex with an inmate this week.
The suspended Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre in Silverwater officer pleaded guilty through her lawyer to one count of engaging in a relationship with inmate Corey London, though her lawyer also alleged the facts were disputed.
Goodwin could be heard muttering “what the f**k” after the judge ruled a sentencing hearing would be set for next summer.
Goodwin donned a fitted black dress and cape as she fronted Burwood Local Court on Wednesday.
Melissa Goodwin: Silverwater prison officer pleads guilty to sex with inmate
In exchange for the Sydney prison guard admitting to sex with an inmate, a charge of misconduct in a public office was dropped.
The plea deal comes a few weeks after Goodwin was accused of smuggling contraband.
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Goodwin allegedly smuggled a packet of White Ox loose tobacco, two cigarette lighters and chewing gum to the same inmate she was having sex with, according to court documents.
The prison officer, who moonlights as a bodybuilder, was arrested in May after evidence of her relationship with the inmate became apparent.
Just days after not showing up in court, Goodwin posted to her social media about working out at the gym.
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Last month, Goodwin was admonished by a court for apparently skipping a hearing to work out at the gym.
At the hearing Goodwin skipped, the presiding judge ultimately handed down the contraband charges in addition to the inmate sex charges the Sydney prison guard already faced.
“That’s not appropriate. It should be done in open court. It ought to be done in the usual fashion,” the magistrate remarked at the October hearing.
According to news.com.au, Goodwin carried on the illicit relationship with London for about seven months before she was caught and she was also being investigated for her relationship with a newly-released ex-con named Caleb Valeri.
Police allege Melissa Goodwin’s alleged romance with London began last November.
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Goodwin faces no charges in connection to her relationship with Valeri and none of the allegations against Goodwin suggest that relationship was inappropriate on the former prison guard’s part.
However, Valeri was later charged with assaulting Goodwin following her arrest for her relationship with London and he was ultimately criminally charged. It was not immediately clear when Valeri is due back in court or if he has an attorney available to comment on the charges.
In September, Valeri was ultimately denied bail as the judge deemed him a threat to public safety, The Daily Mail reported.
Goodwin is due back in court next June for a hearing.
“His record reads as someone who pays absolutely no attention or compliance to any form of court order or bail or even community corrections orders”
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