A self-proclaimed Taoist master has been sentenced to almost seven years in jail for duping a young model into having sex as part of so-called rituals to boost her luck. Au Yeung Kwok-fu, 56, was found guilty this month of nine counts of procuring unlawful sexual acts by false pretences in 2007 with the now 21-year-old model, who became pregnant and had an abortion. Au Yeung, who claims to have a number of customers from the radio, television and movie industries, pleaded not guilty to all counts and yesterday was given a jail term of six years and nine months. In handing down the sentence, which in a bit of coincidence came on Au Yeung's birthday, District Court Judge Stanley Chan Kwong-chi wrapped up the case with a zen saying apparently aimed at the concerns of superstitious people. Roughly translated it goes: There are flowers in spring, rain in autumn. There is breeze in summer, and snow in winter. If a person can be free of worries, it would be the best season on earth. 'I hope this case can act as a reminder and advice for extremely superstitious people. I hope they can understand the meaning behind this zen saying.' There were no family members at court to support Au Yeung, who appeared slightly emotional while listening to his counsel's mitigation. Chan said he saw no remorse from Au Yeung and he 'shamelessly' argued he had an out-of-body experience while having sex. Au Yeung had made used of the trust the model had in him, as well as her belief in the rituals. The judge said Au Yeung put the blame on the woman. Chan said: 'It was not a sin for the victim to be superstitious and ignorant.' Au Yeung's counsel, Christopher Wong, said earlier his client believed the rituals were performed to help people. His client also believed the incident was pre-destined, meaning Au Yeung could not prevent it, Wong said, a view the judge rejected. Twenty-seven letters written by his family and a wide range of clients praised Au Yeung's ability and his help. The judge pointed out that the case would not have come to light and justice would never have been delivered if the model had not become pregnant. Earlier in the mitigation, the court heard from a psychological report that Au Yeung suffered from low self-esteem and had fears of rejection. The report also said he enjoyed controlling others and using people's trust to satisfy his sexual desires. The judge agreed with the psychologist's suggestion that Au Yeung has to receive psychological and psychiatric treatment. This hearing began on October 27. Over the 20-day hearing, the court heard the model was introduced to Au Yeung by her modelling agency manager in April 2007. The manager told her Au Yeung could perform ceremonies that involved oral sex and sexual intercourse that would change her luck. As the model felt upset about her career, she asked to be introduced to Au Yeung. A ritual took place once every month for eight months, during which Au Yeung had sex with her. The model was not present at sentencing. Her testimony was given from behind a screen.