Teacher secretly filmed 2 teenage girls in bathroom
A TEACHER secretly filmed two teenagers in a bathroom.
John Irvine, 50, admitted three charges of voyeurism when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday.
He set up a video camera in a bathroom before the two women, who were both from Notts, used it.
After he filmed one of them, he went to remove the equipment but discovered it had gone.
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Irvine, 50, of High Meadow, Hathorn, Leicestershire, was arrested after admitting what he had been doing.
He said he had filmed the girls and admitted he had also done it on previous occasions in the past.
Irvine had destroyed the equipment and footage, Nottingham Crown Court heard.
The court heard that his wife had left him and he had ruined his career.
Judge John Milmo QC, who sentenced Irvine, said the two victims had been devastated.
"I proceed on the basis that what you did was for sexual gratification.
"The offences are aggravated by the sense of humiliation felt by the victims. There is no suggestion the images were circulated on the internet or to others."
Irvine received a community order, which means he will be monitored by the probation service.
He must also attend a community sex offender programme for up to 75 sessions at a Probation Service base in Leicester. His name will be on the sex offenders' register for five years.
In mitigation, Adrian Reynolds said: "He has already resigned his post as a teacher.
"It really does seem this offending is confined to its own facts.
"He has lost his job and family. He can be dealt with in the community."
The judge took into account that Irvine had no previous convictions and had already resigned from his employment.