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5 May 2016, 14:09
A 'highly-respected' teacher has been jailed for 18 months for possessing indecent images of children on a USB stick along with school work.
Caroline Parry, 45, was head of English at a Middlesbrough secondary school when the authorities became aware she was swapping sick fantasies with a man in the US, Teesside Crown Court heard.
The married mother got involved in an online relationship with the man who disclosed early on that he was a paedophile.
He sent her images of serious sexual abuse of children which police found on laptops and on a USB stick when they raided her home.
At a previous hearing Parry, of Ryhill Walk, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, admitted making and possessing indecent images of children and one count of possessing extreme pornography involving a horse.
Police found 20 indecent images of children, both moving and still, with 16 of them being of the most serious category.