October 2009

Ex-teacher had indecent images

A FORMER teacher from Burton told police he was doing “research” after being found with hundreds of indecent images of young girls, a court has heard.

David Roles, 59, from Ashby Road, had downloaded 337 images from the internet of “pre-teen” girls, some as young as five, in “provocative” poses wearing thongs and skimpy underwear, Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told.

He was only caught after leaving his car window down while parked at Manchester Metropolitan University and a security guard went to investigate, JPs were told.

Today he was sentenced to do 60 hours of unpaid work and put on a supervision order where he must complete a programme for internet sex offenders. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for five years.