Earby teacher (33) addicted to porn

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A 33-year-old teacher who downloaded pornographic videos of young children engaging in sexual activity has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Darren Lee Tattersall, of Warwick Drive, Earby, had admitted three charges of making indecent images of children when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates last month.

He was given concurrent six-month sentences on each count at Preston Crown Court.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for seven years and made the subject of sex offenders prevention (seven years) and supervison (two years) orders.

When he appeared before the magistrates, the court was told Tattersall had an addiction to pornography, visiting websites two or three times a week.

The Bury College lecturer said he didn’t get any gratification out of underdeveloped girls but was looking for the developed schoolgirls.

Police received information of a subscriber to a Japanese e-mail address linked to people with a sexual interest in children.

As a result, Tattersall was arrested at his place of work and interviewed by police.

He admitted searching the internet and finding a site that featured Japanese schoolgirls.

Tattersall also admitted viewing 40 to 50 pornographic nvideos on the site and being a member for over a year.