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York teacher faces voyeurism charges
A TEACHER at a York primary school has been suspended and has appeared in court after being accused of voyeurism offences, some of which relate to children.
The teacher, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear before a judge at the city’s Crown Court next month after being remanded in custody following a hearing at York Magistrates’ Court.
Parents at the school where he works have been made aware of the allegations, in letters from City of York Council officials. The teacher is facing four charges of voyeurism and two charges of making indecent photographs. The school cannot be identified either, due to court reporting restrictions.
Eoin Rush, the council’s assistant director of children’s specialist services, confirmed some of the alleged voyeurism offences the teacher is facing relate to children.
He said: “The teacher was suspended immediately after suspicions were raised.
“Parents of children at the school have been informed there is no evidence to suggest the offences involve any physical contact with children.
“Due to reporting restrictions imposed by the court, we are unable to name the person or the school.
“However, parents with children at the school concerned have received a letter from the council. As such, parents are advised that if they have not received a letter, the matter does not relate to their child’s school.
“The police have confirmed that inquiries are ongoing.
“If, as a result of these enquiries, any further concerns are uncovered, they will be in contact with anybody affected directly.”
The teacher is now due to appear at York Crown Court on September 2.