Couple caught having sex in court return to scene of crime on new seedy charge

A brazen couple who got frisky in an Australian courthouse have returned to face up to another criminal charge.

Jake James Quinn, 20, and Shameka Julie Leeding, 19, were caught bonking in the foyer of the Toowoomba Courthouse in Queensland in June, and were later handed a sentence of 60 hours of unpaid community service for their antics.

And this week the randy pair came back to the same courthouse to stand trial for a stealing charge.

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The pair seemed to show much more restraint on this occasion and managed to keep their hands to themselves as they waited to appear in court on Wednesday (October 5).

They both pleaded guilty to one charge of stealing after they made off with a trolley full of groceries from Woolworths July 1.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Natalie Bugden said the couple had left without paying for around $500 (£287) worth of groceries.

Defending the pair, Nikola Prince told the court that both Quinn and Leeding were unemployed when they committed the offence and had stolen the groceries out of necessity after failing to make ends meet on a jobseeker's allowance.

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She explained that both now had part-time jobs and were hoping to relocate to Brisbane soon.

Magistrate Louise Shephard ordered the convictions not be recorded and placed Quinn and Leeding on a six-month good behaviour bond.

Each was ordered to pay half restitution of $250 (£144).

This offence took place just weeks after the pair were caught making whoopee in the courthouse earlier this year.

Leeding was due to appear at the court on June 28 for an unrelated matter, with Quinn coming along to offer support.

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However things quickly escalated and the couple were caught kissing "vigorously' with Leeding straddling Quinn, police prosecutor Cameron Francis said at the time.

Leeding was then caught lifting her skirt, sitting on her partner, and moving up and down as the pair began to have sexual intercourse.

Security personnel were forced to intervene and the couple halted their activities, with Leeding getting off Quinn, who made a hasty attempt to cover himself.

On July 22 both Leeding and Quinn plead guilty to the indecent act.

Solicitor Nathan Bouchier said Quinn’s actions "weren’t planned" and that he “wasn’t thinking” of how inappropriate it was.

Sentencing the pair, magistrate Clare Kelly described the lewd act as "outrageous behaviour" and said she had never heard of any such thing happening in a courthouse.


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