A teacher has been jailed for 12 months after taking “upskirting” photos of high school students with a camera pen.
Jeffrey Wilson, 31, used a pen that had a concealed camera as he took secret photos up the skirts of students and teachers.
Wilson was working at two schools when he committed his crimes which were Thomas Clarkson Academy, in Wisbech, and at Hills Road Sixth Form College, in Cambridge.
Police detectives carried out a warrant at Wilson’s home in March, Cambridgeshire, on February 11 this year, after an IP address was linked to viewing thousands of indecent images of children online, including Category A images.
Detectives found electronic devices, including mobile phones, laptops, USB sticks and tablets and seized these items from Wilson’s home.
When the devices were examined, 45 “upskirting” images taken during a six-month period from April to September 2019 were found, during the time Wilson worked at both schools.
Alongside the discovery of when the images were taken, officers also found the pen with a concealed camera and a hidden camera inside a clock that Wilson used to film women who had undressed in his home.
Nearly 53,000 indecent images or videos of children were found on the electronic devices seized from Wilson’s home.
Wilson appeared at Peterborough Crown Court on August 30, and admitted three counts of making indecent images of children, three of voyeurism and two of recording an image under clothing to observe another without consent.
Alongside his one-year jail sentence, he was also made subject to a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
DC Keith Evans said: “This was a truly disturbing case. Wilson was in a position of trust, which he abused by violating both colleagues and students for his own gratification.
“His behaviour towards the woman he secretly filmed at his home was also disgusting. I’m pleased his offending has been discovered and he has now faced justice.
“These images were taken without the knowledge of the victims and it is impossible to identify them. Wilson’s actions will inevitably cause a great deal of distress to pupils, their parents and staff at the schools.”