|Teacher sentenced for making indecent images of children
A teacher has been sentenced for making indecent images of children.
Andrew Daley (born 13/04/1966) of Bolton Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, admitting 17 counts of making indecent images of children up to the age of 11 and was given a three-year community order at Liverpool Crown Court, today, Tuesday 16 February 2010.
He was also ordered to attend a sex offender programme, given a lifetime ban from working with children and banned from downloading or possessing images of children under 16.
Daley had been employed as a teacher of English and media studies at St Aelred's Catholic Technology College in Newton Le Willows since 1991.
On Friday 8 May 2009, officers from Greater Manchester Police executed a warrant at Daley's home address.
Computer equipment, pictures and prints were seized.
Daley's computer was examined and it was found to contain 39 abusive images of children, some of who were believed to be as young as five.
There were also 17 websites saved among his 'favourites' that had a common theme of teen and pre-teen pornography.
Daley was interviewed for a second time on 7 July 2009 and he fully admitted downloading and printing the pictures officers found under his bed and downloading and saving the images to his computer.
Detective Constable Ian Pennington, from Wigan CID, said: "Daley was never in contact with any of the abused children in the pictures he possessed - but those accessing such horrible material are well aware that their interest perpetuates the terrible suffering of victims.
"Today's result should send out the message that we will do all we can to bring everybody involved in child abuse to justice, whatever their level of involvement."