Headteacher jailed for voyeurism
A 47-year-old headteacher has been sentenced today at Stafford Crown Court to 52 months' imprisonment after he admitted to covertly filming students in the school changing rooms and possessing 3,510 indecent images of children.
Tim Moule was reported to the police after a concerned parent had found social media messages from him to her son.
Following a police investigation, the defendant was arrested and a number of his electronic devices were examined. Officers found 3,510 indecent images of children as well as five videos made by him of children changing from their uniform into their sports kit.
Moule was charged with and pleaded guilty to six counts of voyeurism and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child.
He has today been ordered to serve 33 months' imprisonment for voyeurism and an additional 19 months for taking indecent photographs of a child.
Jeanette Bryant from the CPS said: “Through his career as a teacher, Tim Moule would have been fully aware of the school’s safeguarding guidelines, yet he chose to ignore these policies and contacted his students via social media.
“He continued to abuse his position of trust and authority by covertly filming a number of students, who were under the age of 13, changing in the school’s changing rooms.
“The defendant admitted to voyeurism and taking indecent photographs of a child, and he will now have to deal with the consequences of his actions.”
Notes to editors
- Jeanette Bryant is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit
- Timothy Moule (DOB 08/05/1971) pleaded guilty to six counts of voyeurism, contrary to section 67(3) of the sexual offences act 2003 and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child, contrary to section 1(1)(A) of the protection of children act 1978