A Midland school teacher who "groomed" and took explicit photographs of a 13-year-old girl has been jailed for three years and three months at Birmingham Crown Court.
Kenneth Paskin also took indecent pictures of another young girl who he knew through his work as a netball coach which he kept on his staircase wall at his home.
In passing sentence Judge Nicholas Webb said Paskin had "inveigled" himself into the lives of the two victims, causing them a great deal of psychological harm. He also said Paskin had known the 13-year-old was particularly vulnerable having had a hard life a home and been bullied at school.
He continued: "My conclusion is that you are obsessed with the sexuality of young girls, girls in their early teens. You are wholly unfit to teach them or to mentor them in any way."
Paskin (59) of Langley Avenue, Coseley, who admitted seven charges of taking indecent photographs, five of possessing indecent photographs of a child, child abduction and sexual activity with a child, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life and also received a life ban from working with children.
Bernard Linneman, prosecuting, said Paskin, who had been married twice, had been employed as a teacher at Warley High School for nine years and had been a netball coach and umpire for the last 30 years.
Matters came to light, he said, after neighbours had expressed concern that he had appeared to be living with a 13-year-old girl.
"They also described that they heard the sound of a girl screeching, high pitched laughter and running noises as if people were chasing each other. They had also seen her and the defendant with their arms around each other," said Mr Linneman.
He said when police went to the address in January last year they were met by the girl, dressed in school uniform, who told them that she was living there with "Ken" and that her mother was aware of the arrangement. When officers entered the property they found numerous photographs of another girl aged around 13 or 14, either nude or semi nude, on the defendant's walls.
Mr Linneman said this was a talented netball player who Paskin had taken photographs of years previously after she had expressed an interest in modelling.
Mr Linneman said police, who examined the defendant's computer discs and equipment, discovered he had kept indecent photos of children including a number of the 13-year-old.
He said Paskin had been bailed but had then breached his bail conditions by meeting the girl and driving her to a wooded area in Kinver.
It was clear, he said, that the girl was "besotted" with him and there had also been an incident when she had placed his hands on her breasts and he had not removed them as he should have done.
William Andrea-Jones QC, defending, said Paskin's teaching career was now at an end and since his arrest he had been the victim of "vigilantes" who had beaten him and his son up and caused damage to his property.