A church leader was fined and jailed sex offender Sign up for a sex act with a Henry vacuum.
John Jeffs, 74, was naked except for a pair of stockings when he was spotted during the performance by a churchgoer attending a lecture on Asperger’s Syndrome.
A court heard Jeffs, a retired minister, noticed the member of the public but went ahead and later told police he did it because he felt “naughty”.
Jeffs, of Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, was found guilty of indecent exposure on Wednesday after a trial at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.
Judges heard Jeffs committed the sex act while working as a pastoral manager at the Christian faith-based group Parents Talking Asperger’s.
The court heard he was in his office at the Baptist Center in Middleton Cheney in September 2020 when he was seen carrying out the act.
A witness saw him “standing between two dark chairs and bumping into a Henry Hoover,” the court heard.
Jeffs, who has a clean record, was given an 18-month directive and ordered to sign the sex offender registry.
He was also ordered to pay £845 in court costs and £200 in compensation to the victim who witnessed the sexual act.
The defense attorney said Jeffs was still coming to terms with the loss of his wife at a young age and was in “a lot of pain” from ignoring his health and not treating his diabetes.
The judge said: “Why you thought it best to take this matter to court I have no idea.”