Retired teacher's child porn shame

A RETIRED Suffolk teacher has been told he must never work with children again after he downloaded more than 6,500 indecent images.

Naomi Cassidy

A RETIRED Suffolk teacher has been told he must never work with children again after he downloaded more than 6,500 indecent images.

Donald Duncan, of Broadwater Gardens, Shotley Gate, was found guilty last month of downloading thousands of images of children for his sexual gratification and at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison, which will be suspended for two years.

Duncan 67, who taught maths at independent schools for 40 years, had previously admitted to 16 offences of making indecent images of children and one offence of possessing indecent images of children between January 2001 and March 2007.

However he claimed he had no sexual interest in the images and had downloaded them as part of statistical research after hearing a claim on a radio show that child pornography was on the increase.

The trial heard how Duncan, who has never been married and has no children, had also been the manager of an under 12 cricket team. A visitor to Duncan's flat saw the images and reported him to police.

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