A school teacher who sent indecent images of himself with only an emoji covering his privates has been jailed.
Christopher Wood, 33, was convicted of inciting a child into sexual activity whilst in a position of trust and causing a child to watch a sexual activity by a person in a position of trust.
He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.
In sentencing Mr Wood, Judge Mark Wall told him: “You have lost your good character, lost your job, your wife and the respect of people who knew you.
“You had a sexual interest in schoolgirls dating back to at least 2009 as you searched the internet for ‘sex with teacher.’
“You groomed a vulnerable schoolgirl. Only a prison sentence can warrant what you have done.”
Police discovered images of schoolgirls posing with garters and ribbons on their thighs after checking his computer.
His defence team said Wood was suicidal when the matters came to light and was seeing mental health professionals.
His wife had since left him and his career as a teacher was over.
He was sentenced to 15 months in prison.