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Porn six appear in court

PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:03 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK teacher was among six men due to appear before Ipswich magistrates today charged with child pornography offences.

David Jordan's first appearance in court is part of the latest batch of prosecutions to come out of Operation Ore the codename for the British arm of a worldwide crackdown on internet pornography.

A SUFFOLK teacher was among six men due to appear before Ipswich magistrates today charged with child pornography offences.

David Jordan's first appearance in court is part of the latest batch of prosecutions to come out of Operation Ore the codename for the British arm of a worldwide crackdown on internet pornography.

The 37-year-old middle school teacher was arrested as part of Operation Queensbury, Suffolk police's own investigation linked to the global inquiry.

It is believed Jordan left his teaching post earlier this year after being arrested by police.

Jordan, of Teesdale, Carlton Colville, was one of two men from the county scheduled to appear for their first hearings on child pornography charges linked to 'Ore' at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court today.

In addition to the former teacher at Kirkley Cliff Middle School in Lowestoft, 44-year-old Jeremy Stoggles, of Reynold's Walk, Bury St Edmunds, was also due before magistrates in Ipswich.

Four other men who appeared in court on child pornography charges linked to Operation Ore on June 2 are also due to return to South East Suffolk Magistrates court for their second hearings today.

The quartet are Stephen Fiddaman, 41, of Quilter Drive, Ipswich, Jonathan Horne, 34, of Beech Road, Carlton Colville, Anthony North, 34, of Haverhill, and Stephen Davison 39, of Edinburgh but formerly of Suffolk.

Horne pleaded guilty at his previous hearing to possessing child pornography. North, Fiddaman and Davis did not issue pleas during their appearances in court earlier this month.

Operation Ore evolved from an international crackdown on child pornography after the American authorities discovered credit card details of people who accessed websites based in the USA.

The original American operation, codenamed Candyman, then spread to police forces in countries all over the world.

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