By: William Martin WorldWideWeirdNews.com
A teacher violated the trust of his students by persuading teenage girls to send him naked photos of themselves, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, the primary school teacher, who posed online as a 13-year-old boy to entice young girls to send him naked pictures of themselves, has been sentenced to serve six years in prison.
27-year-old Nicholas Taylor, who was also a Girl Scouts leader, targeted Girl Scouts, asking them to undress and take photos of themselves.
The St. Albans Crown Court heard that youngsters sent him photos with no idea that the person receiving them was a teacher and Girl Scouts leader.
He would then blackmail them into sending him more explicit poses for his sexual gratification. Taylor graduated from the University of Middlesex.
Judge Jonathan Carroll told Taylor that he had committed an appalling and gross breach of trust.
Taylor pleaded guilty to six counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, one count of distributing indecent photos of a child and two counts of making indecent photos of a child.
According to the police investigation, after working a month as a teacher at a school, Taylor took on the persona of a 13-year-old boy and created an Instagram account, which he used to systematically target Year 6 girls and Girl Scouts by befriending them.
The court was told that Taylor used the name of a real teenager, who was known to him, and with it, set up the fake account. It included images of a young teenage boy in various poses, some semi nude, to complete his deception.
The court was then told how using the Instagram account, he sent "Follow" requests to students and to Girl Scouts.
Once accepted, Taylor had access to all of their photos, and had the ability to "like" and comment on pictures and conversations between the children.
When he was arrested, Taylor was found to have a hoard of child sex abuse material, including 44 Category A movies, 57 Category B movies and 27 Category C movies.
The youngest child depicted in the movies was an 8-year-old male victim in a Category A video. He also had scores of images, including 25 at Category A, which is the very worst.
The court was told that police were able to carry out checks on a username he had used, which identified an email address, which was linked to another family member.
As a result, Metropolitan Police officers visited his home in Barnet, and he was arrested.
Judge Carroll said: "It's true to say you represented every parent's worst nightmare. The levels of abuse you resorted to beggars belief. You set about a carefully planned and regrettably well executed, considered, but vicious, campaign against young children so as to satisfy your own sexual proclivities. You scared these girls and you had a lasting impact upon their lives and that's not in a positive way."
Taylor was ordered to adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and his name must be added to the Sex Offenders Register for the rest of his life.