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A computing teacher has been banned from the profession for life after viewing indecent images and videos of children at his home.
James Glazebrook, 38, admitted to police that he had used a chatroom that involved the live streaming of child sexual abuse and viewing indecent images.
A Teaching Regulation Agency panel said that Mr Glazebrook had viewed one or more indecent images or videos between December 2015 and February 2016. The panel ruled that his actions were sexually motivated.
Mr Glazebrook, who at the time was head of computing at Castle Donington College in Leicestershire, “unequivocally admitted” the allegations.
The panel report said that he had been arrested in September last year in connection with his private internet use at home, which had been intercepted by police. The internet use including his viewing of indecent images, streaming of images and sexualised electronic chats relating to boys aged 12 to 16.
'Viewing of sexual abuse'
As a result of his arrest, Mr Glazebrook was suspended by the middle school in September 2017 and resigned in October.
No criminal proceedings were brought against Mr Glazebrook in connection with his internet use.
Hmmmm. and why is that?
The panel report said that Mr Glazebrook’s actions breached Teachers' Standards and amounted to unacceptable professional misconduct.
The report said: “While the panel noted that these allegations took place outside of the education setting, these were proven allegations by a teacher involving his viewing of the sexual abuse of children. It is inconceivable for these actions not to be taken into account when considering Mr Glazebrook’s profession.”
The panel recommended that Mr Glazebrook be given a prohibition order from teaching without a review period – meaning he is barred from the profession for life.
This was accepted by Sarah Lewis on behalf of the education secretary. She said: “The findings of misconduct are particularly serious as they include a finding of viewing indecent images of children.”
“I have also taken into account the panel’s comments on insight and remorse which the panel sets out as follows: ‘While Mr Glazebrook did admit the allegations at an early stage and some remorse has been indicated by him, which may indicate some insight into his actions, the panel saw no evidence of any other efforts of remediation.
“In my judgement, the lack of full insight means that there is some risk of the repetition of this behaviour and this risks the future wellbeing of children."
Mr Glazebrook has a right of appeal within 28 days.
James Fisher was sentenced in provincial court Tuesday, after pleading guilty to three criminal counts for kissing a 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman.
Fisher's sentence includes 90 days for sexual exploitation, to be served concurrently with a 12-month sentence for one charge of breach of trust. Another eight-month sentence for a second charge of breach of trust will be served consecutively.
Earlier this summer, Fisher publicly apologized for his treatment of the two victims, telling the court he was "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behaviour.
The court heard he kissed the younger woman on three occasions for up to 10 minutes. She said Fisher's actions caused her to relapse into drug addiction and drop out of school.
Before he was arrested and charged, Fisher was a 29-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department and a member of the team that investigates child sex abuse, exploitation and prostitution.
Upon his release from jail, Fisher will serve two years of probation.
A High Court judge has called a 73-year-old grandfather's sexual offending "depraved" and "systematic".
He has been sentenced to 12 years and two months in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of his three young granddaughters.
The girls were aged between six and eight when the offending occurred as they stayed with him frequently between February 2016 and November 2017.
The offender pleaded guilty to 17 charges of sexual offending including sexual violation by rape, sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, and indecent acts on a child.
"Staying with a grandfather should be the stuff of fond memory, not nightmare," Justice Downs said during sentencing at the Whangarei High Court on Tuesday.
Justice Downs noted the offender had shaken his head repeatedly while in court and said "lies" as he recounted the facts of the case. The grandfather blamed the kids' behaviour saying they were "naughty" and kept "jumping" on him while in his care. The Judge found this "troubling".
"You need to reflect on what you have done. Only you are to blame. Unless you come to appreciate this, you may be in prison for a very long time."
The sentence was discounted by 15 percent due to the man's age, and his difficulties with hearing and communication.
It was noted there had been "massive changes" in the behaviour of one of the victims, and the others had "become angry, defiant and less able to cope with life's demands".
"Sexual offending can cause incalculable psychological harm, particularly when the victim is a child or young person. This is one reason the law treats sexual offending so seriously," Justice Downs said.