Disgraced teacher jailed for child sex offences
A former teacher has been jailed after admitting inciting under age girls to perform sex acts on an internet chat room.
Kingsley Chesworth, 36, wept in the dock at Burnley Crown Court when he was jailed by Judge Jonathan Gibson for three years.
Chesworth, who previously taught at Fulwood Academy and Lostock Hall High School, had earlier pleaded guilty to 11 charges at Preston Crown Court in September.
Emma Kehoe, prosecuting, told the court at the sentencing hearing that Chesworth had initially been caught by an undercover police officer posing as a 12-year-old girl on an internet chat room.
During the exchange, he said he liked to take risks including sky diving and posing nude for live drawings.
He then entered into a graphic conversation with the “girl” and performed a sex act on himself.
The following day he was arrested but his mental health quickly deteriorated and he was hospitalised in a psychiatric unit for a month.
His computer was analysed by police and it was found he had been engaging in similarly graphic conversations with a number of other, real, underage girls.
He had recorded videos of one of the girls intimately touching herself.
Jailing Chesworth, of Kensington Avenue, Penwortham, Judge Gibson said that an aggravating factor was that the defendant had created his own indecent videos of children.
He said: “These offences arise out of your use of the internet to target young girls for your sexual gratification.” However, Judge Gibson said there was clear evidence that Chesworth was remorseful.
Chesworth was previously banned from the classroom for two years after being found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct when he carried out a sex act in view of a teenager in a seperate case.
Former Lancashire teacher admits string of child sex offences
A former teacher who was banned from the classroom for inappropriate sexual behaviour has pleaded guilty to a string of new sexual offences involving children.
Kingsley Chesworth, 36, of Bannister Hall Lane, Higher Walton, admitted 11 offences at Preston Crown Court yesterday, including:
Two of attempting to incite an underage girl into sexual activity
Three of causing an underage girl to engage in sexual activity
Three counts of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in front of a child
Three counts of possessing indecent video clips.