Paedophile deputy headteacher live-streamed child sex abuse while high on cocaine and meth
A deputy headteacher who live-streamed child sex abuse videos while high on cocaine and crystal meth, has been jailed for more than two years.
Paul Newbury regularly used the Zoom videoconferencing platform to view, discuss and share the most serious images of young children being sexually abused with other paedophiles – telling one man he was interested in “all ages”.
Undercover officers infiltrated the chat rooms in October 2017 and filmed the 50-year-old sitting naked on his sofa, smoking drugs as he watched a live video of a girl aged about eight being abused, prosecutors told Southwark Crown Court.
Newbury was also a member of several closed paedophile groups on the secure messaging app Telegram, where he discussed and exchanged child abuse material with hundreds of other members worldwide, they added.
He invited fellow paedophiles to join obscene groups with names such as “Love Boys”, using the alias “north London”. National Crime Agency investigators (NCA) later linked to his home in north London.
Newbury admitted collecting 2,000 child sexual abuse images and videos, ranging from category A (the most severe) to category C, and possessing class A drugs.
His crimes took place while he was working as an associate headteacher, similar to a deputy headteacher, at Acland Burghley School in Camden, north London.
There is no evidence to suggest he was in sexual contact with any children and no evidence to link his offending to the secondary school, which sacked him in March 2018.
Newbury admitted four counts of making indecent images of children, one of distributing indecent photographs of children, two counts of possessing class A drugs, possession of a prohibited image, showing an indecent photograph of a child and possession of an extreme pornographic image at a hearing in March.
He was jailed for two years and four months on Thursday.
He will also have to sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and given a sexual harm prevention order.
Headteacher admits to watching the livestream of ten-year-old girl getting sexually abused
A headteacher has admitted to watching the livestream of a ten-year-old girl getting sexually abused while on drugs.
Ex-Acland Burghley associate headteacher Paul Newbury, 50, also admitted to gathering 2,000 sexual abuse images of children and possessing class A drugs.
Newbury was using the username ‘north London’ which National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators proved led to his home in Wood Green, Haringey.
In February 2018 NCA officers arrested Newbury and found drugs at his home which included 717 milligrams of cocaine.
Newbury admitted possession of Cocaine, GHB, Methadrone and Crystal methamphetamine, for personal use, which he used while watching the livestream of the 10-year-old girl.
He also admitted making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children.
A review of his digital devices identified more than 2,000 child sexual abuse images and videos ranging from category A (the most severe) to category C.
There is no evidence to suggest he was in sexual contact with any children and no evidence to link his offending to the school which sacked him on March 7 2018.
Today, at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, Newbury admitted four counts of making indecent images of children, one of distributing indecent photographs of children, two counts of possessing class A drugs, possession of a prohibited image, showing an indecent photograph of a child, and possession of an extreme pornographic image.
He will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on a date to be fixed.
The 10-year-old victim whose abuse was live-streamed was identified and safeguarded by authorities in the United States.