A Black Country teaching assistant has been found guilty of ten charges of making indecent photos of children from videos recorded on equipment in her loft.
Rose Foxall, 49, of Sadler Road, Brownhills, has been warned she faces a prison sentence after a Judge said she had used “subtle” methods to produce the footage of naked girls as young as eight.
A jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court deliberated for five hours before finding Foxall, who also worked as a dinner lady and a youth worker, guilty.
Girls filmed by Foxall, who worked as a team with her late husband Martin in getting girls to appear in front of covert cameras, were among those shrieking with delight as the verdict was delivered.
She was also found guilty of possessing 147 indecent images of children. She shook her head repeatedly as the jury foreman returned 11 guilty verdicts.
Videos were seized by police from the Foxalls’ home, described as an “open house” by children in the area, following a serious fire in July 2008.
A fire officer spotted a video recorder in the loft with wires leading to hidden cameras, which were trained on the couple’s bedroom, their bathroom and toilet.
Foxall had encouraged girls to take baths following pool parties held in her garden, and had helped her husband, who committed suicide following police questioning.
Judge Nicholas Webb said Foxall would be added immediately to the Sex Offenders’ Register and said: “This was a subtle and sophisticated way of going about producing child pornography and you were fully part of it.
“There is no alternative to a custodial sentence.”
During the trial, jurors heard that girls were regularly welcomed to the couple's home to swim or play on their waterslide.
In a police video interview played to the court, one victim recalled how Martin Foxall would go up into the loft while she got changed in the couple's bedroom.
She said: "When we were in the bedroom you could hear him moving around."
When asked if, with hindsight, there was anything strange about her visits, she said: "It's weird how they would tell me I could sleep in their room and they slept in another room."
Foxall was remanded in custody and will return to court for sentencing on July 31, once pre-sentence reports have been produced.