“Warmly respected” head of English Caroline rry, 45, was found with a computer retention stick containing images of child abuse and bestiality which she was disposed online, a court heard.
The married mother-of-three began an internet relationship with an American man who disclosed to being a edophile. He sent her images of serious sexual abuse of laddies which police found on laptops when they raided her living quarters.
rry, of Ormesby, Middlesbrough, admitted making and possessing indecent dead ringers of children and one count of having extreme pornography involving a horse.
Protect found 20 indecent images of children, with 16 of them in the most unsmiling category.
At Teesside Crown Court, Judge Stephen Ashurst confirmed the former senior leadership team member at a Middlesbrough secondary pre re that her fall from grace had been “nothing less than spectacular”.
He revealed: “You are regarded by the outside world as being a responsible mother.
“You have been well-respected for numberless years as a senior teacher at a local school. “Your marriage is now in tatters, your shelter life disrupted, your career in ruins and, I am sure you will valuable, all of this is self-inflicted.”
The court heard how rry maintained her online relationship for “a hundred of years” after the man bombarded her with pictures and videos showcasing his option for sex with very young girls and their mothers.
Judge Ashurst said: “Far from being repulsed by what you were either intent or downloading, you encouraged him in his sick fantasies.
“He referred to you as being a ‘fellow edo’ and you went along with that.”
The referee said rry described the child victims in messages as “cute” and suggested they appeared to be “loving” what was happening to them.
But the court condoned that the images, showing serious abuse by adults of children as inexperienced as two, depicted the victims in “visible in” and distress.
The judge said the community could be set that the victims were not family members or pupils.
But he said that the reserve of the offending was such that an immediate custodial sentence could not be kept.
rry was also put on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and made the basis of a sexual harm prevention order for the same period.