Glamorous prison guard is charged with BITING her bikie boyfriend after meeting him in jail – but insists ‘I’m the victim’
- Former prison guard who shacked up with an inmate is charged for biting him
- Melissa Goodwin is accused of sinking her teeth into Rebels bikie Caleb Valeri
- The 26-year-old recently avoided prison over a romance with another prisoner
- Goodwin says she plans to fight the charges and that she is ‘the victim’
A glamorous former prison guard who narrowly escaped jail time for having a fling with an inmate has now been charged with allegedly biting another lover who she also met in the slammer.
Melissa Maree Goodwin, 26, allegedly sunk her teeth into Rebels bikie Caleb Valeri during a furious argument at his home in Liverpool, in Sydney’s west, in September.
But the blonde bombshell told 9News on Tuesday that she vehemently denies the allegations and will defend the charges.
Melissa Maree Goodwin, 26, (pictured) allegedly sunk her teeth into Rebels bikie Caleb Valeri during a furious argument at his home in Liverpool, in Sydney’s west, in September
Goodwin once described her ex-con lover Valeri (pictured together) as ‘king’ and ‘my world’ on Instagram
‘I’m the victim so I’ll be pleading not guilty,’ she said.
Goodwin back in August was sentenced to 100 hours of community service for sexual misconduct after details of a relationship with an inmate surfaced.
Convicted thief Corey London had claimed she gave him oral sex five times between November 2019 and April 2020 when she was working as a NSW Corrective Services officer at Silverwater Prison.
Goodwin, who now works as a personal trainer, pleaded guilty to being in an intimate relationship with London, but was always adamant that the relationship wasn’t sexual.
But London failed to testify during the case prompting Magistrate Daniel Reiss to formally refuse to consider a statement London gave to police as evidence.
Goodwin pursued an entirely legal relationship with Rebels bikie associate Caleb Valeri (pictured together) after the two met in jail
Goodwin’s lawyer Robert Webb described London’s list of alleged store room sex acts Goodwin (pictured, leaving court) supposedly performed upon him as nothing but a ‘wish list’
Rebels bikie associate Caleb Valeri is pictured during his time inside Silverwater Prison
Prosecutors were relying on his statement as vital evidence.
Goodwin’s lawyer Robert Webb described London’s list of alleged store room sex acts Goodwin supposedly performed upon him as nothing but a ‘wish list’.
Mr Webb slammed London as a ‘jealous’ man with a vivid imagination.
‘Your Honour would think a maximum security prison is used more like a brothel house’, based on London’s statement, Mr Webb said.
London was brought to Burwood Local Court but refused to come up from the cells, despite being driven from Parklea Prison.
London was charged with contempt of court but still declined to testify.
‘A real catch’: That is how Magistrate Daniel Reiss sarcastically described Corey London in court
The court heard a recorded phone call from London following Goodwin’s arrest last May. In the call, London exclaimed to his mum: ‘Did you see the news? Did you see the news?’
‘No, what? she replied.
London added that he was ‘burning’ that Goodwin was dating a ‘gronk’ and asked his mother to message her.
His mother replied, sagely: ‘At the end of the day … she was probably seeing like ten of you’.
London replied: ‘Nah… what do you mean, I was the first one.’
Goodwin has spoken publicly about all the drama surrounding her former career telling the Kyle and Jackie O radio program.
Goodwin (pictured) concedes she made a mistake in not alerting corrective services of her relationship with Valeri, but is adamant it was above board
‘Perhaps I wasn’t the perfect person for the job… My personality doesn’t really suit a jail,’ she said.
Ms Goodwin concedes she made a mistake in not alerting corrective services of her relationship with Valeri, but is adamant it was above board.
‘I didn’t do anything with him until he got out because I loved my job and I followed the rules… to a degree… It’s not illegal to have a relationship with a former inmate,’ she said.