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Last Updated: Friday, 28 May, 2004, 15:55 GMT 16:55 UK
Teacher jailed for porn offences
A teacher who was caught with almost 100,000 images of child pornography has been jailed for seven years.

Martin Taylor, 39, of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, was described as a "genuinely evil" paedophile.

His indecent photographs were discovered when police were called to investigate a blaze at his home.

Taylor, who taught at Butlers Hill Infant School in Hucknall, pleaded guilty o numerous offences relating to the possession of child pornography.

A judge at Nottingham Crown Court heard officers investigating a fire on 20 November 2003 discovered incriminating pictures in his bedroom.

Two computers were seized from his home and a total of 95,227 images were found, including 16 images of the most serious level of child pornography.

Judge Dudley Bennett, sentencing, said: "You are an example, in my view, of a genuinely evil paedophile.

He was jailed for seven years and disqualified from working with children for life.

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