London: A 53-year-old former teacher has been jailed for nearly four years for secretly filming over 100 teenage students taking shower at a private boarding school in the UK - totalling more than 2,500 hours of footage - filmed over a period of 16 years.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of 120 children aged between 12 and 17 over a 16 year period while at Clifton College, Bristol. He was jailed for three years and nine months by Judge David Ticehurst at Taunton Crown Court yesterday.
"You are the author of your own misfortune and there can be little sympathy for you. It is impossible to calculate the harm and damage you may have caused to those who trusted you or were in your care," the judge said.
Police found more than 300 video tapes from Jonathan's house that included more than 2,500 hours of footage, the Independent reported. The German teacher used holidays to fix cameras into the walls ' linking them to video recorders back in his private quarters to record intimate moments of students in shower and in their bedrooms.
The former teacher was arrested last year after UK's National Crime Agency found that his computer was being used to download inappropriate images of teenage children.