‘Let’s go do some cardio!’ Female prison guard, 25, accused of repeated jailhouse sex with an inmate skips court to post mirror selfies and workout updates – and the judge is furious
- Melissa Goodwin, 25, is charged with engaging in a relationship with inmate
- Goodwin is accused of having sexual intercourse with Corey London five times
- Bodybuilder spent her time posting workout videos on Wednesday morning
- At the same time a magistrate was getting exercised over her court no show
- A lawyer later apologised saying the snafu was the result of a ‘late transfer’ between offices
A female prison guard accused of sex with an inmate and a love affair with another is set to be hit with further criminal charges – not that she was in court to hear about it.
Instead, Melissa Maree Goodwin, 25, spent her Wednesday morning posting mirror selfies and workout updates to Instagram.
‘So I’m walking to the gym,’ the western Sydney woman said in one clip, showing her followers her activewear.
‘I’m not wearing make up today, so this is my no make-up face – so let’s go do some cardio!’
Meanwhile, a magistrate on the other side of town was getting worked up over Goodwin and her lawyer apparently failing to appear in her courtroom.
Melissa Goodwin, 25, is accused of engaging in a relationship with an inmate – allegedly having sex with him five times. She had been expected to appear before Burwood Local Court on Wednesday but did not show her face
Goodwin was charged with misconduct and engaging in a relationship with an inmate earlier this year. It came weeks after she appeared on the front cover the Corrective Services NSW magazine (pictured)
Goodwin is accused of having sexual intercourse with Silverwater jail inmate Corey London five times and smuggling in contraband for him.
She had graced the cover of a Corrective Services NSW magazine just weeks before she was charged this past May with misconduct in public office and engaging in a relationship with an inmate.
Goodwin has been on bail since and was the lover of another former prisoner, the rapper Caleb Valeri – a relationship that has since come to an end.
But neither Goodwin or her lawyer appeared in front of an unimpressed Magistrate Susan Horan on Wednesday morning – all due to a late change of plan.
A Crown prosecutor told the court she was appearing on behalf for both the prosecution and the defence as ‘for some reason there was a hope it would be dealt with in (the magistrate’s) chambers’.
A visibly unimpressed Magistrate Horan snapped: ‘That’s not appropriate. It should be done in open court. It ought to be done in the usual fashion.’
She then asked if Goodwin herself was appearing at court herself.
But the young woman didn’t show herself after a court officer bellowed her name three times in the court foyer.
Goodwin was previously in a relationship with Caleb Valeri, another former inmate. However it’s not suggested they were in a relationship when she was employed by Corrective Services
Goodwin described her ex-con lover Valeri as ‘king’ and ‘my world’ on Instagram previously but police took out an apprehended violence order against him for her protection last month
Goodwin’s charges of misconduct in public office and engaging in a relationship with an inmate relate to Corey London (above), who she’s accused of sex with
After a moment, Magistrate Horan told the court that a solicitor had only emailed in about the change in their appearances late on Tuesday afternoon.
‘Not only should this be done in open court, your solicitor with carriage emailed the registry at 4.48pm yesterday – that’s not acceptable,’ she said.
A second lawyer then belatedly apologised to the court, saying the appearance snafu was the result of a ‘late transfer’ of the Goodwin matter to another office.
In a significant revelation, a prosecutor told the court the proceedings would have to be delayed.
Goodwin could be hit with fresh charges, she said. What those charges are isn’t clear.
But a spokeswoman for office of the Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed: ‘It is expected additional charges will be laid’.
The case returns to court in early November.