Rep. of Ireland
A horseracing tipster who used a riding crop to terrorise a Brazilian au pair for sex was jailed yesterday - as it was revealed he had a conviction for whipping schoolchildren.
Millionaire and former teacher Kevin Booth, 41, showed the brunette a video of him flogging another girl and threatening to whip her unless they made love.
She rejected his advances but the next day, Booth stripped the crying 27-year-old and molested her as she lay on his office floor - stroking her bottom with his riding crop during the attack.
InternetLater Booth - who earned £1.2 million a year - promised the au pair five times her salary in Brazil for sex.
But his sick offer was snubbed by the girl, who had answered an internet ad to get her job at plush Broughton Hall in Skipton, North Yorks.
Yesterday, the jury at Bradford Crown Court took just 80 minutes to convict Booth of indecent assault.
And it was revealed Booth narrowly escaped jail in October 1994 after being found guilty of thrashing 11 to 13-year-olds with a riding crop and bamboo cane at £900-a-term Greybrook School in Newbiggin, Northumberland.
He ran the boarding school with his wife Nancy, and beat pupils for trivial misbehaviour in the attic.
An 11-year-old Nigerian girl raised the alarm after Booth whipped her bare bottom. He was given a three-month suspended jail term for assault at Newcastle Crown Court. [Emphasis added]
Booth later set up horseracing business Isiris Racing and won an estimated £100million from the bookies.
As he was jailed for two years yesterday, Judge Peter Armstrong told him: "I am passing such a lengthy custodial term to deter others from using the internet to tempt women to this country for their sexual needs."
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