E-kids’ TV presenter jailed after threatening a woman he raped

E-kids’ TV presenter jailed after threatening a woman he raped



39-year-old former children's TV presenter, Paul 'Des' Ballard has been jailed after being found guilty in July of raping a lady in a hotel room.



He reportedly attacked the woman in a hotel room in Hatfield Heath, Essex, on September 19 last year.



His terrified victim managed to escape the room and informed a member of staff about the attack who called the police. Ballard denied raping and threatening the victim, claiming that they had consensual sex.



Ballard, who told the woman "you're dying tonight" while raping her, was found guilty of rape, attempted rape, assault, criminal damage, and threats to kill. He was handed a 10 year jail sentence by a Chelmsford Crown Court. Detective Constable Dan Lambert who led the investigation said:


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