Five years for voyeuristic Cardiff teacher

19/05/2014

A man who admitted to filming children using toilets and making and possessing indecent photographs has been jailed for five years at Cardiff Crown Court.

Gareth Williams from Cardiff, who was a deputy head teacher, had earlier pleaded guilty to a total of 31 charges, including nine counts of voyeurism and 20 of making indecent photographs.

Catrin Davies, District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Wales, said: "The offences committed by Gareth Williams constituted a gross breach of the trust placed in him by those close to him, his community, his pupils and his employers.

"He acted purely for his own gratification, with no regard for the welfare or innocence of his young victims. As a deputy head teacher, he could have been in no doubt that his actions were wrong.

"The Crown Prosecution Service worked closely with South Wales Police from a very early stage to ensure a successful prosecution. We reviewed an enormous amount of evidence, and it is testament to the hard work of the investigation and prosecution teams that when presented with that evidence, Gareth Williams had no choice but to plead guilty.

"The emotional impact on Williams' victims is impossible to quantify. I hope that the sentence imposed today gives some comfort to all those who have been affected by his actions."