Former teacher given suspended sentence for child sex abuse

Paul Spector

Paul Spector

A former teacher has been given a suspended sentence after admitting child sexual abuse and possessing indecent images of youngsters.

Paul Spector, (50) of Fleet Hargate, Holbeach, who taught in Oundle, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault of a child under 13, one of common assault of a child under 13 and nine counts of possession of and making of incident images of children of categories A, B and C. Indecent photographs of children are categorised into A, B or C, with category A covering the most serious images involving children.

He was also charged with one count of perverting the course of justice.

He was given a 10-month sentence suspended for two years and a two-year supervision order.

He has been placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

Spector was formerly a supply teacher in Lincolnshire but also taught at a school in the Oundle area. Police have liaised with these schools throughout the investigation, which was led by Detective Constable Spencer Bailey. He said: “I hope today’s court result helps bring some form of closure to the victims involved.

“Paul Spector was in a position of trust which he blatantly manipulated. Those who abuse children will be fully investigated and brought to justice regardless of their profession.

“Protecting children and reducing incidents of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a priority for Northamptonshire Police and Children’s Services and we are working hard to support victims and bring offenders to justice.

“Anybody with any concerns should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or the Child Safeguarding Team on 0300 126 1000.”