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Music teacher Phillip Evans admits child sex offences

2013-11-28 19:58:39

The charges relate to secret filming of boys at the
school using hidden cameras in changing rooms

A teacher who used hidden cameras in a changing room at a Birmingham school has pleaded guilty to sexual offences against children.

Phillip Evans, 38, from Warwards Lane in Selly Oak, was charged with making and taking indecent images of a child, sexual assault by touching a male under the age of 16 and voyeurism.

He was a music teacher at King Edward's School in Edgbaston at the time.

Evans is due to be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on 20 December.

The defendant pleaded guilty during a hearing earlier, at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

'Shocked and saddened'

On 23 August, Evans was charged with three offences, which were later increased to:

  • Five counts of sexual assault by touching a male under the age of 16;
  • Two counts of voyeurism;
  • Eight counts of making an indecent image of a child.

The charges relate to the secret filming boys at the school using hidden cameras in changing rooms, the indecent assault of boys and the storage of more than 400,000 indecent images of children on a home computer.

A statement from King Edward's School said: "We are deeply shocked and saddened by these charges and, since August, we have been co-operating fully with the police in their enquiries.

"The safety and welfare of our pupils is our primary concern and we have done all that we can to inform and support parents and pupils."

The West Midlands Police investigation was launched after the force received information about indecent images being downloaded.


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