December 2017

Former St Albans headteacher admits making thousands of indecent images of children

A former St Albans headteacher has admitted making thousands of indecent images of children.

Miraz Triggs made 33 indecent images and nine movies of the most serious category between October 2016 and June this year.

The 46-year-old – who was briefly head of St Albans’ Batchwood School after being appointed in 2016 – made more than 21,000 indecent photographs and dozens of movies 

The court heard how the shamed headteacher also was in possession of a shocking image of a person performing oral sex on a HORSE.

Triggs, of Ickleton Road in Elmdon near Saffron Walden, also admitted distributing eight of the images and possessing extreme pornography involving an animal during a hearing at Colchester Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Dressed in leather shoes, smart blue jeans, a shirt and waistcoat, he stood behind the re-enforced glass in the dock of courtroom two for the short hearing.

The clerk of the court read out details of the six charges to Triggs who stood listening with his hands behind his back throughout.

Magistrates said the case was too serious for them to hear and declined jurisdiction.

Triggs will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, January 16.

He was released on bail, with the condition he have no unsupervised custody, control or contact with any children under the age of 16.

Triggs had been working as a science teacher at Barnwell School in Stevenage until summer 2017, and was previously head of the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering in the town.

Prior to his latest stint at Barnwell, he had been assistant head there during a previous spell there from 2003 to 2012.