British teacher arrested in Spain for alleged sharing of sexual child images across internet

Suspect from Manchester held as part of an international operation led by Interpol

Rachael Pells
Monday 07 August 2017 12:14
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Interpol said they had alerted authorities after discovering the illegal files in Canada being sent from an email address in Spain
Interpol said they had alerted authorities after discovering the illegal files in Canada being sent from an email address in Spain

A British teacher said to be "obsessed" with one of his pupils is under international investigation for allegedly storing and sharing sexual images of children.

The suspect, from Manchester, was arrested in Valladolid, north-west Spain, as part of an Interpol investigation said to originate in Canada.

Spanish police said he had secretly filmed and taken photographs of his students, and had also shared sexual images of other children over the internet.

The teacher, who has not been named, was reported to have had a “special obsession” with one girl he taught.

Interpol said they had alerted authorities after discovering the illegal files being sent from an email address in Spain.

Police said on Sunday the teacher is suspected of using a cloud storage service to keep and share the pictures between computers and with others.

Officers said they found a large number of sexually explicit files involving minors at the home of the teacher.

He kept photos of one girl in a dedicated folder on his computer but had not shared the images he had secretly taken of his underage students.

Police said they believe he previously lived in the Seville area.

Spanish National Police said: “At the moment, [police are] trying to establish the identity of the victims shown in the images found on the electronic devices belonging to the detained.”

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