Edward Thomas Booth
A jury has found a Christchurch man guilty on charges of sexual violation and assault but has mainly acquitted him on a series of bashing charges at the end of a trial that ran for almost three weeks.
Christchurch District Court Judge Gary MacAskill remanded Edward Thomas Booth, 40, in custody for sentencing on December 18 and asked for a pre-sentence report and victim impact statements.
One of the two victims was unable to give evidence at the trial because she had suffered an aneurysm since the Crown alleged she was bashed by Booth. However, the jury found him not guilty of that bashing, with Booth claiming that he found the woman injured at her home and called for help.
The trial was unusual because the Crown was allowed to call evidence from a woman who had claimed to have been raped by Booth in 1998, though he was acquitted at that trial.
The Crown alleged that there were similarities between that sex attack and his behaviour that would be described in relation to two other women.
He was found guilty of sexually violating one of the women by dragging her upstairs and raping her.
Date of Birth
1974 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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Associated Media Links Convicted rapist continues to deny offending
Edward Thomas Booth - Michael Marino Appeal Notes
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|04-02-2015 Date is approx||Sentencing||Christchurch District Court||Sexual violation by rape||11 Years, 9 Months, Imprisonment||▼|