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Former teacher Jonathan Thomson-Glover in court over indecent images

Published 20/07/2015

Police investigated the activities of a former teacher
Police investigated the activities of a former teacher

A former teacher has appeared in court charged with making indecent images of children.

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, who taught at Clifton College in Bristol, faced magistrates in Somerset accused of 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

Thomson-Glover spoke only to give his date of birth and confirm he was of no fixed address during a brief hearing at Taunton Magistrates' Court.

He is accused of 27 charges of taking an indecent photograph, seven charges of making an indecent photograph and two charges of possessing an indecent photograph.

It is understood the charges relate to more than 120 victims who were allegedly filmed by cameras at Clifton College and an address in Cornwall over a 16-year period.

He was charged following a joint investigation between Avon and Somerset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police.

The grey-haired defendant, who wore an open neck white shirt, light coloured trousers and a dark blazer, did not enter pleas to the 36 charges.

Prosecutor Howard Phillips asked JPs to commit the case to Taunton Crown Court.

Eileen Westwood, chair of the bench, told Thomson-Glover: "You have heard your case is going to be dealt with at Taunton Crown Court and the matter is adjourned until August 17 at Taunton Crown Court.

"You will be on conditional bail."

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