May 2017

Paedophile Erdington teacher blackmailed children to carry out sex acts

A VILE paedophile teacher who taught at two Erdington schools has admitted blackmailing children in to carrying out sex acts after tricking them in to sending naked images.

Jamie Chapman, who taught at Marsh Hill Primary School from 2011 to 2012 and at St Edmund Campion School in 2013, admitted carrying out 31 offences including raping a teenage boy, 21 counts of inciting sexual activity with children and nine counts of taking, making and distributing indecent photos of children.

The 29-year-old befriended the youngsters on social media posing as teenage girls.

He gained their trust by sending naked pictures of young girls which he got from Google and in return the boys would send naked pictures of themselves.

He then threatened many of the boys with further sharing their images across social media – on one occasion he also threatened to circulate the images if the boy didn’t perform a sex act.

A report was made to West Midlands Police on January 13, 2016 that there were images on the internet of a youngster performing a sexual act on a teenager.

Following the report an investigation began and a string of offences were revealed dating back a decade.

Chapman, aged 29, also worked at a private nursery school in the Garretts Green area at the time of his arrest on October 11 last year.

He also worked at Audley Primary School in Stechford between 2006 and 2008 and coached a football team from 2011 to 2013.

Following his arrest, computer equipment was seized from his address.

On the hard drive were 63 individual folders each contained images of a different male.

May 2017

Solihull nursery worker used Facebook to blackmail ‘petrified’ children into meeting for sex

Sentencing was delayed for a Solihull nursery worker that used social media to blackmail “petrified” children into meeting him for sex abuse after the court was told that Chapman, who appeared from prison via video link, had tried to take his own life in his cell.

Jamie Chapman, 28, posed as two girls on Facebook and persuaded teenage boys to send him compromising photos of themselves.

Still using the fake profiles, he then threatened to send the pictures to their friends and families if they refused to meet him.

Chapman, who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to 31 charges against 18 teenagers, would then carry out the abuse.

He broke down when he was caught by police, telling a colleague: “I’m a f***ing monster”.

Police launched a major investigation and found that the Facebook accounts purporting to be the girls belonged to Chapman. Officers went to his family home on October 11 last year while he was working at the nursery, where he was phoned by his mother.

Chapman, of Tamar Drive, Smith’s Wood, appeared via video link at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday, and will be sentenced on Tuesday (May 23).

Matthew Brook, prosecuting, said: “At the police station he was interviewed under caution. He told the police he had set up the fake Facebook accounts out of boredom and in his words, it ‘got a little bit out of hand’. He said he had pretended to be a 16-year-old girl.”

One victim messaged Chapman to say “Please, I beg you to stop this,” evidence retrieved by the police showed.

Another said: “I will probably kill myself, if they (the images and video) get shown around.”

Chapman, still writing as “Emily”, chillingly replied: “I don’t care.”

Many of the victims, all aged in their teens, were pupils at two schools, including a primary school where Chapman had worked as a teaching assistant.

Police have previously said there was no evidence to suggest any inappropriate contact between the worker and children at the nursery where he had been employed.

Chapman previously admitted to one charge of rape, 21 charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, four of distributing indecent images and five of making indecent images.

Sentencing was delayed after the court was told that Chapman, who appeared from prison via video link, had tried to take his own life in his cell.

Emma Nott, representing the defendant, said: “There was an incident involving him this morning in his cell. He tried to take his own life. I can see there are some physical marks to his neck. I was taken aback, as your honour might imagine.”

April 2017

Nursery worker admits 31 child sex offences

A nursery teacher has admitted sexually abusing 18 children – including several youngsters at the school where he worked.

Jamie Chapman of Tamar Drive, Smiths Wood has been warned he faces jail after he pleaded guilty to 31 charges, including rape, at Birmingham Crown Court.

The 28-year-old’s victims were teenagers when they were assaulted and were pupils from two schools, including one where he worked as a teaching assistant.

Not guilty pleas to a further 13 counts were accepted by the prosecution

Police had previously said there was no evidence to suggest any inappropriate contact between the worker and children at the nursery where he had been employed.

Chapman admitted one charge of rape, 21 charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, four of distributing indecent images of children and five of making indecent images of children

Matthew Brook, prosecuting, said: “He has pleaded guilty to 31 counts in total. These cover 18 victims and they occurred over a time period of between 2011 and 2016.”

He said a number of the victims were pupils at schools where Chapman had been employed.

Judge Melbourne Inman QC adjourned sentence until May 22 and Chapman was remanded in custody.

He said: “I will adjourn sentience for a report to address the issue of dangerousness. That is not an indication of the sentence.

“Obviously a custodial sentence in inevitable for this type of offending.”

A number of items of computer equipment were seized following search of Chapman’s home when he was arrested on November 9 last year

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