THIS is the moment soccer star Jermain Defoe was caught with a young woman performing a sex act on him in a car as children played nearby.
The Spurs and England striker – who has boasted of being “the best role model I can” – risks jail after his obscene behaviour with the 20-year-old in a public street. The photographer said: “Defoe was completely brazen. It was obvious what was going on.”
The seedy incident happened on Tuesday night, just 24 hours before his team’s vital match against rivals Arsenal.
Defoe, 27, who scored against Chelsea yesterday despite tweaking his groin in training on Friday, was spotted leaving his mansion in Cuffley, Herts, on foot wearing a hoody at 8pm. The player, who was recently linked to 22-year-old model Roxy Townsend, went straight to a blue Toyota RAV4 parked just 50 yards away.
Once inside he motioned to the red-head to drive to a nearby cul-de-sac of luxury homes where she again parked.With a gaggle of children aged around seven or eight playing 100 yards away, the couple climbed into the back of the car. The photographer said: “It was still light and anyone passing could see what they were up to. They chatted for only a few minutes before the girl disappeared from view.
“You could then see her head move up and down. It was clear what they were doing and clear the girl had come to meet him for only one purpose. He looked like he was enjoying himself.” While the sex act was being performed, two individuals and a family walked past the car. By the time Defoe and the girl, who we are not naming, were snapped it was 8.35pm and dark but the car was close to a street light. The shocked girl at first tried to hide in the footwell of the rear passenger seat while Defoe shielded his eyes.
Our witness went on: “It was only when they were rumbled that they stopped what they were doing and broke off. “Defoe got out and casually walked home as if nothing had happened. The girl sat in the car for five more minutes before she drove off looking quite upset.”
Last night neighbours were shocked that the £60,000-a-week star could behave so disgustingly in such a public spot. One young mum, whose house is near where the car was parked, said the footballer was known for cruising around looking for girls.
She said: “This is disgraceful. He’s got a reputation around here for picking up girls but you don’t expect this type of behaviour on your own doorstep.” And an elderly neighbour said: “What they do with girls is up to them but they should do it in the privacy of their homes.” Defoe – who was substituted in the 77th minute during his sides’ 2-1 win – could still face police action over the incident for outraging public decency. The offence carries a maximum six months’ jail or a £5,000 fine.
By law no one needs to actually see the act being committed but two or more people must be “capable” of seeing it. It was only in February that Defoe said: “Footballers have to be aware they are role models for kids. I want to be the best role model I can.” He has dated a string of celeb beauties including Danielle Lloyd.