Accused teacher faces 16 more child sex charges
A WESTON primary school teacher accused of abusing children in his classroom has been charged with a further 16 offences.
The 50-year-old man, who appeared in Bristol Crown Court today (Wed), is now charged with a total of 38 offences.
The Mercury revealed in December that the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been accused of filming himself abusing youngsters in his classroom.
Reporting restrictions imposed by the court mean we are also unable to reveal which school he worked at.
The man was originally charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a child and two of abusing a position of trust.
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We revealed last week how the man appeared in court for the second time in two months to face 18 new accusations, which include 13 counts of sexual assault against a child, four of voyeurism and one count of possessing indecent images of children.
When the man appeared in Bristol Crown Court today via video link it was revealed that he faces an extra 16 charges, all of which are serious sexual offences against children .
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The individual, who was dressed in a standard issue prison jumper and white t-shirt, spoke only to confirm his name.
The case was adjourned and a date has yet to be fixed for a further hearing, when the man will enter a formal plea.