Wiltshire

Coach who encouraged girl to perform webcam sex acts is jailed

Kingston-Upon-Thames Crown Court Image copyright Google
Image caption Philip Boore was jailed for four years at Kingston-Upon-Thames Crown Court

A sports coach from Wiltshire who encouraged a child to perform sex acts on a webcam has been jailed.

Philip Boore, 36, of Chippenham, was convicted earlier this year of three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in 2014.

At his trial, the court heard he had persuaded a 14-year-old girl he met online to play the role of a "naughty schoolgirl" and perform sex acts.

He was jailed for four years at Kingston-Upon-Thames Crown Court.

Boore, who was 34 at the time, met the girl on a website and they communicated through text messages and on a webcam after he listed one of his interests as "fetish".

'Minimal sexual history'

During the trial the jury heard that Boore participated in role play with the girl where he would be the teacher.

The sports coach, who had taught children aged five and 11 in educational studies, was described by his lawyer as a "lonely" man with "no history of relationships and a minimal sexual history".

Sentencing him, the judge told him: "The risk you were taking must have been obvious to you."

He said: "You preyed on this child online and encouraged her to act in a way that was corrupted and depraved."

The judge also made a sexual harm prevention order which will remain in force for 10 years, and Boore will be placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

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