Thomas David Ball, The American Teacher Charged for Child filming a student showering with a spy camera. 30 year old, Thomas David Ball is a senior teacher at a well famous school in North Yorkshire. The School is located between York and Boroughbridge. On 17 March 2021, Thomas David Ball was sentenced to 20 months in prison for seven child sexual offenses at York Crown Court. Thomas David Ball, a senior teacher hid a camera in a bathroom at a North Yorkshire school in summer. He used a spy camera to film a naked pupil taking a shower and then tried to pin the blame on other staff members. Thomas David Ball was held guilty of his crime of voyeurism, three counts of making indecent images of children, one count of making indecent images of children, and one count of possessing indecent images of children. He had also downloaded vile images from the internet of young children being raped, bound, and tortured.
Thomas is said to be “infatuated” with a teenage student, Thomas David Ball had googled or made 29 separate searches in social media for pictures of the victim a month before the incident. Thomas David Ball had bought a spy camera from Amazon and installed it in a bathroom at the school. The victim teenage boy had just returned from registration when Thomas David Ball, his teacher who had just been promoted to a role overseeing pupils’ wellbeing and monitoring asked him to take a shower. While the boy was showering, he noticed wires beneath the sink which were connected to a spy camera whose lights were on to show it was active. The boy trusted Thomas David Ball and handed him the camera. Thomas David Ball took it and disposed of the 15-minute video footage. The boy became suspicious and informed his mother. Thomas David Ball admitted his crime to the school’s deputy safeguarding leader saying that he had made a “stupid mistake”. He also handed the camera to a staff member.
Later the school reported the matter to the police. Before Police officers arrived, Thomas David Ball went to his room, making an excuse to “retrieve something” but was trying to “conceal evidence” by hiding a second spy camera, a tablet, and a memory stick in his car boot. On the tablet, police found sickening images of children, including videos showing the rape and torture of very young children. Police also found Ball’s fingerprints both on the spy camera and its memory card and on the device. Thomas David Ball denied that he was behind the installation of a spy camera and tried to blame other staff members. This incident had caused great “stress and disruption to the school”, and “Other staff had to be interviewed and questioned,” said Police. The teacher had purchased two spy cameras with night vision and an SD card in May 2018 from Amazon. Police Officers discovered from Thomas David Ball’s the spy footage and also recovered a laptop and hard drive room containing a stash of indecent images of children.
North Yorkshire Police Detective Constable Adam Fenwick said: ‘Thomas Ball was in a trusted position of responsibility which he has blatantly abused for his own gratification. “When the device was found he attempted to deny all offenses but thanks to extensive digital evidence we were able to prove without a doubt that he had purchased and planted the camera. “He is a cold and calculating individual who carefully planned and premeditated his actions. He clearly poses a risk to young people and we hope his sentencing will give some closure to the victim and their family.”
Judge Simon Hickey told Thomas David Ball his offenses against the “vulnerable” boy were a “gross breach of trust”, and also added: “Parents expect their children to be looked after and not spied upon and filmed.” He added, “You are an irrational and arbitrary person who has planned and planned his actions. He is clearly putting young people at risk and we hope his sentencing will give the victim and his family a chance to close.” Thomas David Ball was imprisoned for 20 months, Thomas only pleads his guilty about a month before a trial that was on 17th March 2021. Thomas David Ball advocate Richard Reed said Ball was “profoundly sorry” for his behavior. Richard Reed also said that Thomas David Ball, a former care-home worker, recognized his behavior had had a “profound” effect on the boy and other staff members and was now receiving counseling and psychiatric treatment. “He has lost any prospect of working in a career of teaching or working in any form with children, and remains unemployed and receiving psychiatric medication,”.
How old is Thomas David?
Thomas David Ball is 30 years old. Thomas David Ball’s family details are not known.
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