Teacher asked teenager to send photos of herself

12/09/2017

A teacher has been sentenced to 23 weeks imprisonment today after asking a 15-year-old girl to send him inappropriate pictures of herself.

Christopher Jenkins contacted the girl via Facebook, first asking whether she had a boyfriend and hinting at meeting her at weekends.

The conversation then moved to Snapchat where he asked her for photos, leading the victim to send two photos of herself to him.

He was sentenced to 23 weeks imprisonment which is suspended for two years, and ordered to complete a community requirement including an accredited supervision programme. Also, the Judge imposed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for seven years and ordered Jenkins to pay costs and a victim surcharge.

Lucy Dowdall, of the CPS, said: "Jenkins knew his contact with the girl was inappropriate and even told her in one message that it shouldn't be happening. Despite this, he continued to ask her for photos of herself and engage in conversations with her.

"Jenkins denied his crime but the evidence compiled by the CPS built a robust case and meant he had no choice but to plead guilty."