National Crime Agency
Former associate high school head who used class A drugs while watching online child sex abuse is jailed
An ex high school associate head teacher has been jailed after he admitted collecting more than 2,000 sexual abuse images of children and possessing class A drugs.
Paul Newbury, 50, from Wood Green, London was sentenced to two years and four months at Southwark Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 23 May).
In October 2017, Newbury, was in an online video conferencing room where the live sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl was shown.
He was using the username ‘north London’ which National Crime Agency investigators linked to his home in Wood Green, London.
In February 2018, NCA officers arrested Newbury – who at the time was working at Acland Burghley School, Camden, London – and found drugs at his home which included 717 milligrams of cocaine.
In interview Newbury admitted possession of class A controlled drugs for personal use, which he used while in the video conferencing platform. He also admitted making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children.
A review of his digital devices identified more than 2,000 child sexual abuse images and videos ranging from category A (the most severe) to category C.
There is no evidence to suggest he was in sexual contact with any children and no evidence to link his offending to the school which sacked him on 7 March 2018.
Newbury admitted four counts of making indecent images of children, one of distributing indecent photographs of children, two counts of possessing class A drugs, possession of a prohibited image, showing an indecent photograph of a child, and possession of an extreme pornographic image at a hearing in March.
NCA operations manager Graham Ellis said: “Newbury and men like him who make and distribute horrific images of children are fuelling online child sexual abuse.
The NCA knows that the scale and severity of this offending against children is worsening.“Newbury was present when the live abuse of a 10-year-old girl was committed.“Though his offending was not connected to his school, he is guilty of a tremendous betrayal of trust.“The NCA and our law enforcement partners will not stop pursuing these offenders and will do everything in our power to bring them to justice.”
Child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation runs the Stop It Now! helpline which offers confidential advice to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s behaviour towards children.
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