Ashley Yates

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Avon and Somerset Police

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Ashley Yates admitted six counts of voyeurism and three counts of constructing indecent photographs

A major college head instructor who used a spy pen to movie pupils within the bogs at his college has been jailed for 2 years and eight months.

Ashley Yates, 45, of Filton, used the machine to file photographs within the bogs of The Tynings Main Faculty in Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire.

He admitted six counts of voyeurism and three of constructing indecent photographs of kids at Bristol Crown Courtroom.

The offences relate to seven ladies, two boys and 6 adults.

‘Sexual monster’

They got here to mild after a baby discovered a pen inside a disabled bathroom on the college and handed it in to a caretaker.

The courtroom heard that in complete the married father filmed 22 adults and 9 youngsters and had confessed to his spouse that he was a “sexual monster”.

The choose accepted that Yates’ principal sexual curiosity was in adults urinating, however stated he should have realised that youngsters have been additionally going to be caught on his digital camera.

Choose Michael Longman described Yates’ behaviour as “devious” and as a “vital” breach of belief.

In the course of the investigation, further grownup victims have been recognized by police.

‘Lasting affect’

Det Insp Louise Boyce, of Avon and Somerset Police, stated: “Yates completely abused his place of belief to feed his personal private needs.

“He arrange the recording machine in a bathroom figuring out that each youngsters and adults can be utilizing the services.”

She added she had “little question” that Yates’ crimes may have “a long-lasting affect on his victims and their dad and mom”.

A letter to parents on the college’s web site stated: “These victims got here to mild after objects have been seized by police through the course of the investigation.

“If any additional victims are recognized through the course of the investigation they are going to be notified instantly.”

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Scott McPherson

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Yates used a spy pen to movie pupils within the bogs at his college

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Ashley Yates was head instructor on the Tynings Main Faculty in Staple Hill