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Teachers suspended after child porn probe

TWO Solihull teachers have been charged with downloading indecent images of children following an investigation by West Midlands police.

TWO Solihull teachers have been charged with downloading indecent images of children following an investigation by West Midlands police.

Officers from the Child Online Safeguarding Team within the Public Protection Unit charged the men, who are brothers, on Tuesday November 16.

A 37-year-old man from Monkspath is accused of downloading indecent images of children from the internet. He was suspended from his position at Monkspath School once the allegations came to light.

In a separate investigation, a 43-year-old man – also from Monkspath – faces charges of downloading indecent images of children from the internet.

In addition he faces allegations he used computer equipment to alter innocent images of children to make them indecent. He was also suspended from his teaching role at St Patrick’s School in Earlswood.

Both men have formally been charged and bailed to before Solihull Magistrates on Tuesday November 30.

Chief Inspector Sean Phillips from West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit, said: “We have been working closely with Solihull Local Authority throughout this investigation - our absolute priority is the safety and welfare of children.

It is important to stress that, during the course of this investigation we have not uncovered anything to suggest the men have harmed or abused any children. None of the charges relate to physical contact.”

Sunday Times Parent Power, a guide to the best schools in Britain, had St Patrick’s school in tenth place in its latest edition.

 

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