Court usher, 46, is suspended for having sex in the video-link room with a colleague – who described him as âno oil paintingâ
Court usher, 46, is suspended for having sex in the video-link room with a colleague – who described him as ‘no oil painting’
A court usher is being investigated by the Ministry of Justice after it was alleged he had been having secret sex sessions in the video link room with a former colleague.
Matt Fowkes has been suspended from his role after the allegations were made by a Witness Service volunteer.
The volunteer said she had engaged in regular romping sessions with 46-year-old Fowkes when he should have been on duty, but that he always kept on his usher’s gown.
Court usher Matt Fowkes (pictured) has been suspended over secret sex sessions in the video link room
Fowkes and the co-worker exchanged messages about a sex session they had in the video link room and how they thought they’d broken a table
Fowkes sent nude pictures like this to the 40-year-old female co-worker after they started dating in A ugust
The 40-year-old woman said they first began dating in August after the pair had engaged in flirting at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.
She said that Fowkes was ‘no oil painting’ but that he had been ‘very charming’.
‘We often had sex in his car, but then decided to spice things up and we began doing it in the court.
‘We knew it was wrong but the video room was private and we could lock the door.
‘It was never what you’d call romantic. Matt would bend me over or lay me on the desk and get on with it.
‘He always kept his usher’s gown on and would flap his ID lanyard and tie around the back of his neck.
Fowkes ‘always kept his usher’s gown on’ when the pair romped in the court’s video link room
He was describ ed by the co-worker he had a fling with as ‘very charming’ but ‘no oil painting’
‘He used to answer his mobile while we were at it, but just carry on. We both got a thrill out of taking the risk. We could hear people walking by and a prison van backed up in the yard outside.’
The mother-of-one, who has since been dismissed from her volunteer job, said on one occasion Fowkes had been forced to dash out of court with ‘fake tan from my boobs all over his hands and face’, she told The Sun.
On another occasion she said they thought they had ‘broken the table’ after their love making session.
The pair began dating in August after meeting at Mansfield Magistrates Court (pictured above)
However, it is alleged that the regular meetings came to an end when the pair had a disagreement and the woman was then told by collea gues that Fowkes was actually engaged.
The woman then gave a statement to court officials about the affair, which included messages and pictures of Fowkes naked — and resigned from her role.
Speaking to The Sun, Fowkes, of Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, said he was ‘not at liberty to comment about this matter’.
HM Courts Tribunals Service confirmed a staff member at Mansfield magistrates’ court has been suspended, but did not comment further on the matter.
The woman found out that Matthew Fowkes (above) was engaged while they had been engaging in sexual activity