October 2021

Teacher who sent explicit pics to ‘teenage girl’ snared by paedo hunting group

A secondary teacher shared videos of himself performing sexual acts to someone that he believed was a 14-year-old girl.

Daniel Stevenson, 52, contacted the girl’s profile via the social media platform Kik in October last year.

Stevenson, who taught at Derby Moor Academy in Derby, communicated with the girl for two weeks, stating in messages how speaking to people of her age made him “aroused”

He also sent images, videos and voice messages of him touching himself sexually.

However, the teacher was actually speaking to a group of online paedophile hunters called the Innocent Voices Team, who passed the chat logs and images on to the police.

Sarah Slater, prosecuting, told a sentencing hearing at Derby Crown Court that Stevenson initially contacted the profile on October 14 last year.

“He tells her he is a teacher,” she said,

“He confirmed he enjoys talking to younger girls – he is aroused by it.”

Miss Slater said he sent photos of his private parts to her whilst also sending a video and also a voice message where he is committing sexual acts while talking to her.

Miss Slater said it was “a two-week period where he’s talking to somebody he thinks is a 14-year-old girl”.

Judge Smith imposed a sentence of eight months imprisonment, suspended for 21 months, meaning Stevenson walked free from Derby Crown Court.

He also ordered him to undergo 30 rehabilitation activity requirement sessions, undertake 240 hours of unpaid work and imposed a 10 year sexual harm prevention order.