Former Cardiff teacher jailed for downloading nearly 5,000 indecent images of children

A former teacher has been jailed for downloading nearly 5,000 indecent images of children.

David Jordan, 72, of Weston-super-Mare, was sentenced to two years and three months in prison at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday.

The former Cardiff teacher was arrested by police after they received information from a social media company.

A warrant was carried out at his home and officers recovered mobile phones, laptops and memory cards.

The devices were examined and officers found 4,840 indecent images of children - more than 2,000 of which were of the most serious kind.

Avon and Somerset Police also say they found evidence that Jordan had shared three indecent videos of children with others.

At a previous hearing, he had pleaded guilty to five offences relating to indecent images and videos of children.

Detective Constable Lucinda Darby, the officer in the case, said: "In each of the images David Jordon downloaded and shared is a victim of horrific child sexual abuse.

"His offending is abhorrent, and we are grateful to have been alerted to his online behaviours.

"This was a complex investigation which we have worked tirelessly on over the course of two years, and I hope the outcome reassures people we take reports of such offending seriously and the outcome deters anyone who thinks they will not be caught."

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Senior investigation officer, Detective Sergeant Charlie Pulling, added: "We did not find any evidence that Jordan was directly involved in the abuse of any children but that shouldn't detract from the gravity of his offending.

"Anyone who has been affected by this inquiry is encouraged to contact us. We will support you and if necessary, investigate any offences."