Martin Taylor – Hucknall
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‘Evil’ paedophile teacher jailed
An infant school teacher who was caught with almost 100,000 images of child pornography after a fire, was jailed for seven years today.
Martin Taylor, 39, of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, was described as a “genuinely evil” paedophile, who was leading a double life.
His stash of indecent photographs was only discovered when police were called to investigate a blaze at his home in Florence Street.
Taylor, who taught at Butlers Hill Infant School in Hucknall, pleaded guilty to numerous offences relating to the possession of child pornography.
A judge at Nottingham Crown Court heard officers investigating a fire on November 20 last year discovered incriminating pictures in his bedroom.
He was arrested and while he was in custody, two computers were seized from his home and searched. A total of 95,227 images were found, including 16 images of the most serious level of child pornography, Tracey Kirwin, prosecuting, told the court.
Ian Way, defending, said: “He is here in disgrace and shame. He was a man leading a double life.”
Judge Dudley Bennett, sentencing, said: “You are an example, in my view, of a genuinely evil paedophile. This case is about as bad as it gets. In your job as a primary school teacher you were in a position where parents imagined they could trust you.”
He was jailed for seven years and disqualified from working with children for life.