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A teacher from York who sexually abused two of his pupils and filmed others as they got changed for swimming lessons has been jailed for six months.
Richard Oldham was well known and respected in local schools but for eight years he lived a shocking double life - teaching hundreds of the city's children while secretly abusing boys and harbouring depraved sexual fantasies.
One charity which supports the victims of the abuse called the sentence 'catastrophically lenient'. Jon Hill reports.
A primary school teacher who filmed children as they changed for swimming
lessons has been jailed for six months.
But a judge said he was confident Richard Oldham, 32, was "man enough" to
wrestle his demons as he sentenced him at Leeds Crown Court.
Oldham admitted taking the footage on his mobile phone when he was a teacher in
He also admitted touching two pupils inappropriately and possessing hundreds of
indecent images of children on his computer.
A teacher who worked at three primary schools in York has been uncovered as a paedophile after a major investigation by police. Richard Oldham has been sentenced this afternoon at Leeds Crown Court.