Teacher, 29, who installed software in bid to hide him downloading depraved sex abuse videos of girls as young as four from the Dark Web is spared jail
- Matthew Walker, 29, had sick videos of girls on the computer in his ‘den’
- He installed software to let him to search the Dark Web for depraved videos
- Walker admitted making indecent images of children at Teesside Crown Court
A teacher who downloaded depraved sex abuse videos of children as young as four from the dark web has avoided an immediate jail term.
Matthew Walker, 29, had sick videos of girls on the computer in his ‘den’ when police raided his home in Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire.
He had installed software to enable him to search the internet and Dark Web for depraved videos without leaving a trace on his search history, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Dan Cordey, prosecuting, said that the aggravating features of the case were that a child aged four to six was filmed being sexually abused.
The teacher, whose school was not disclosed during the hearing, will now be on a register banning him for life from working with children.
Matthew Walker, 29, had sick videos of girls on the computer in his ‘den’ when police raided his home in Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire (stock image)
Walker, of Norton, North Yorkshire, admitted three charges of making indecent images of children – 138 at the most serious Category A Level, six at Category B and five at Category C.
He was given 12-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.
Judge Timothy Stead told Walker: ‘You of all people should have known better.
‘You are well-supported and that comes as no surprise at all. You have made the first tentative steps and you are going to have to do better.’
Walker was also given a supervision order for 18 months, 100 hours of unpaid work, 30 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirements, a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years and was ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years.
He was also ordered to pay £250 towards the prosecution costs after he changed his plea on the day of his trial
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