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Metro, London, 3 February 2010
Registrar offered fake degrees for spanking
By Joel Taylor
A UNIVERSITY registrar offered forged degrees to two women in exchange for spanking sessions, a court heard yesterday.
Karl Woodgett, who filmed himself caning the women at a hotel, 'broke the trust' of his employers, said judge David Ticehurst.
The 37-year-old, who worked at the University of Bath at the time, offered Cameroonians Elsie Neh and Mbone Kemba forged university degrees in exchange for sexual favours, Bristol Crown Court was told. The scam was uncovered by a UK Border Agency investigation.
Woodgett, of Ewell Minnis, Kent, was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for a year, and 200 hours of community service after admitting conspiracy to make fake degrees.
He also pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of articles for use in fraud.
His ex-wife, Delphine Kah, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make fake degrees.
She and Woodgett both faked degrees for Kah and her family when he worked as a registrar for the University of Surrey.
Mr Ticehurst said: "If they have administrators such as you who are prepared to falsify documents, then the whole point of that purpose is undermined."
Kah, who lives in London and is also Cameroonian, was sentenced to four months in jail, suspended for 12 months, and 200 hours of community service.
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