Former teacher sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for possessing indecent images

18/04/2011

A former Solihull teacher was today sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at the Leamington Justice Centre for making and possessing over 11,500 indecent photographs of children.

Christopher Davies,43, was arrest in August last year at his home address following a police investigation into the downloading and making indecent images of children. 

 Graham Hubbard, District Crown Prosecutor for CPS Coventry, said: "Due to the nature of these offences and the defendants former place of work, this prosecution was dealt in a very sensitive manner and I would first like to thank all those involved in this case for their assistance.

 "Christopher Davies was in a position of trust. He was held in high regards by his peers, the children in his class and their parents. Today, he has paid the penalty of abusing that trust.

 "Although none of the children from the school where he taught were sexually abused, his actions and subsequent arrest resulted in families being put through unnecessary anguish. We hope the conclusion of this case can bring a sense of closure to all those families."

 Christopher Davies pleaded guilty on the 11th March, 2011 at the Leamington Justice Centre to 11 counts of making indecent photographs of a child (Level 1 - 11,112 images, Level 2 - 66 images, Level 3 - 257 images, Level 4 - 205 images and Level 5 - 94 images).

 He will also be on the sex offenders register for 10 years as well as receiving a sexual offender's prevention order for 10 years.