Ian Thomas – Ulverston
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FURY OVER PORN TEACHER’S SENTENCE
A FURNESS teacher who took photographs up the skirt of a girl pupil has been fined just £50-a-crime for a string of child porn offences.
The sentence has been branded hideously lenient by a child protection group.
Ian Thomas, of Neville Street, Ulverston, was fined £750.
He had been convicted of 13 counts of downloading child porn and two of taking indecent images of a child.
Ali Nixon, chairwoman of Cumbria Survivors of Sexual Abuse, said: “There seems to be no recognition of the psychological effects that sexual abuse has on a child.
“This lenient sentence laughs in the face of this serious and underrated offence.
“A prison sentence would perhaps be more appropriate.
“The leniency of this offence is hideous.”