A REVERAND has been fined and placed on the sex offenders register – for romping with a Henry Hoover.
John Jeffs, 74, was naked apart from a pair of stockings when he was caught “thrusting” into the vacuum cleaner's nozzle, a court heard.
A shocked churchgoer saw him committing the vile act while attending a talk about Asperger’s syndrome at the church.
Jeffs, a retired church leader, noticed the member of the public but carried on and later told police he did it because he felt “naughty”, a court heard
Magistrates heard Jeffs committed the sex act while working as a pastoral manager at Christian faith-based group, Parents Talking Asperger’s.
The court heard he was in his office at The Baptist Centre in Middleton Cheney, Northants., in September 2020 when he was spotted.
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A witness walked past his office and said they saw Jeffs almost completely naked, except for a pair of ladies' stockings.
Prosecutor Ellie Hutchinson said: "He accepted in a police interview that he was touching himself in church but claimed he did not know he would be seen."
Alistair Evans, defending, said: "He is still coming to terms with the loss of his wife at a young age and was in a lot of pain because he was ignoring his health and his diabetes was not medicated."
The magistrate said: “Why you thought it best to bring this matter to trial, I have no idea.”
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A mum who used the church for baby sessions told The Sun: "People were just gobsmacked when they found out.
"Where the church is was a mother and toddler group and we've all used that hoover. It's just disgusting."
A resident in Middleton said: "Last year we heard he was having it off with a Henry Hoover but we just joked it off.
"I've locked my Henry Hoover away now.
"The thing that shocks me is that he seems like a really nice guy."
Parents Talking Asperger's posted a statement on Facebook, saying: "No social groups have run at the buildings in Middleton Cheney since February 2020."
Jeffs, of Middleton Cheney, Nothants., was found guilty of indecent exposure after a trial at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
He was given an 18-month community order and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register.
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He was also ordered to pay £845 in court costs and £200 in compensation to the victim who witnessed the sex act.
Following the court case, the church group claimed they ceased involvement with Jeffs seven months prior to the offence taking place.
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