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Teacher busted for taking upskirt photos of students and their mothers during parent-teacher conference

By Emily Lewis 11:34 AM February 4, 2018
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Parents were shocked to learn that a teacher violated them and their children at the school where he was employed.

52-year-old Brendan Cohen was teaching at Bialik College in Australia when he took upskirt photos of students and their parents.

After the teacher left Bialik College, where he taught for 15 years, to teach at another college, the principal found a hard drive that contained the upskirt photos.

Police were called and the hard drive was handed over to the officers.

According to prosecutors, detectives found more than 80 videos that were recorded under the dresses of women and children.

In addition to those, detectives found videos that had the faces of children photoshopped onto that of adult porn stars. The videos were recorded over a period of 2 years, police said.

The teacher pleaded guilty at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to two charges of making child pornography.

He was sentenced to five months in prison, two years community corrections order, and was banned from teaching.

He was not jailed immediately. Instead, he was freed on bail pending his appeal hearing.