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Shamed teacher facing jail term

A DISGRACED Solihull teacher is likely to be jailed after downloading more than 11,000 indecent images of children, some of them involving acts of sadism or bestiality.

A DISGRACED Solihull teacher is likely to be jailed after downloading more than 11,000 indecent images of children, some of them involving acts of sadism or bestiality.

Christopher Davis, 43, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (March 11) to 11 charges of making indecent images of children.

Davis, who has been suspended from his teaching post at St Patrick’s Church of England Junior and Infant School in Earlswood, had downloaded the images over a number of years before he was arrested in August last year.

The teacher from Whitford Drive, Monkspath, admitted making a total of 112 movies and 11,000 still indecent images classed as level one, defined as showing children posing naked.

He also pleaded guilty to making 26 movies and 40 stills at level two and two charges related to three movies and 254 still images at level three. Two charges related to two specified 30 movies and 173 still images classed as level four and another 13 movies and 81 still images at the most serious level.

Davis’s barrister Michael Duck pointed out that he had no previous convictions. The case was adjourned by Judge Christopher Metcalf for the pre-sentence report to be prepared, and Davis, who now has to register with the police as a sex offender, was granted bail.

The Judge warned him: “I am sure you have been advised what the likely sentence will be; but you have pleaded guilty, which will result in credit when your final sentence is passed.”

Two days before the hearing Davis’s brother Timothy, aged 38 of the same address, who was a teacher at Monkspath Junior and Infant School, was given a community sentence by the same Judge after he admitted four charges of making indecent images.

Under the sentence he was given, he was made subject to supervision for three years, ordered to take part in a sex offender treatment programme, ordered to register as a sex offender for five years and made subject to a sexual offences prevention order.

 

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