Former teacher admits taking indecent images
A former secondary school teacher who downloaded hundreds of pornographic images of children was jailed on Friday for two and a half years.
Denis Bresnahan, who has recently been working as a private tutor, also took indecent photographs of a child himself and distributed images over the internet to other web users. Bresnahan set up a number of fake internet accounts using false profile pictures which he used to participate in sexualised chat.
Bresnahan (67) from Bourne, but now of Houghton Court, Billingborough, admitted three charges of making a total of 3,381 indecent images of children over a five year period up to January this year.
He also admitted distributing and making indecent images of a child, possession of a prohibited image and possession of 131 extreme pornographic images. Recorder John Hardy QC, at Lincoln Crown Court, described Bresnahan as “depraved”.