Paedophile ex-Ofsted inspector jailed over child sex images and grooming a boy online
Paedophile school inspector faces prison
A top schools inspector is facing jail for downloading dozens of child-abuse videos and grooming a teenage boy online, it can be revealed.
Adam Higgins was caught by police with almost 100 sick images of assaults on children on his home computer. They discovered he had also propositioned an under-15-year-old using a webcam.
After the 48-year-old pleaded guilty in court last week, education watchdog Ofsted contacted dozens of horrified headteachers to admit that a paedophile had visited their schools.
He appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court last Monday and pleaded guilty to three child sex offences.
Case papers show that he admitted two counts of making indecent photographs of children.
On one count he admitted having downloaded from the internet 89 ‘movies’ – 39 of which were of the worst type of sexual abuse, and in the second count he admitted having a single still photograph.
Higgins also admitted trying to ‘incite a child under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity’ between June 2013 and September 2014 – the period when he was working as a school inspector.
He was released on bail ahead of sentencing next month.
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