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Teachers and school staff who have abused and exploited their position of trust continue to shock ECHO readers.

In recent years, a range of horrific cases have been brought before the courts involving teachers and assistants who have committed sickening crimes.

From a head teacher who was caught with a disturbing collection of child sex abuse images to a teacher who faked having terminal cancer to pocket thousands in charity cash, readers have been left horrified.

These men and women have not only betrayed the trust of parents and guardians but their actions will have a serious and lasting impact on the children involved.

Here are 26 teachers and school staff who have ended up in the dock in recent times.

Robert Pearson

Robert Pearson was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment at Liverpool Crown Court

Robert Pearson , a former head teacher “addicted” to child sex abuse images, was put behind bars for a third time in 01575879.

Pearson was acting head of Campion RC high school in (Everton) when he was caught the first time and jailed for five years and nine months in 2015 .

He had even used pictures of a young girl he had abused to win status with up to (internet perverts.

The dad-of-two was released in March, 2016, but was soon using seedy chat rooms again.

In April he was jailed for a further four years for distributing indecent images at which time the court heard that he was “ addicted ”to them.

(On October) , , Pearson was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment at Liverpool Crown Court.

The – year-old was arrested after police raided his flat on The Promenade, Southport , on September last year armed with a search warrant.

Robert Pearson, from Southport, in South Sefton Magistrates Court


He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and he was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Charles Elli

Charles Ellis, , of Oakfield Drive, Upton in Chester, was convicted of ten offences of sexually assaulting six girls, who were just eight and nine-years-old at the time.

Charles Ellis

used his job as a primary school teacher to sexually abuse six girls aged eight and nine.

When one victim of Charles Ellis came forward to police in , no prosecution was brought against him.

Instead he was given training about how to not touch children inappropriately at the Wirral school where he worked.

But his sickening abuse carried on for another three years.

The 200 – year-old of Oakfield Drive, Upton, was convicted of offences against six girls after a trial at Liverpool Crown Court in November, during which he denied all the allegations.

In November , Liverpool Crown Court heard how Ellis, who was aged at the time, would put his hand on the girls’ backs under their clothes, touch their bottoms under and over their clothes and Touch their legs.

With two of the girls, when they said they were unwell, Ellis used the pretext of seeing where the pain was to inappropriately touch them.

Charlotte Kenny, prosecuting, told how Ellis had been employed at the school, which the ECHO has chosen not to name, since )

The offences spanned over eight years.

Ms Kenny claimed that Ellis was “motivated by sexual gratification” and “abused his position of trust ”Before more victims and a member of staff came forward to complain.

After his behavior was reported by one of the victims, the police again became involved and revisited the earlier report about his behavior.

A member of staff had also twice reported feeling uncomfortable about his touching some of the girl pupils.

He was suspended by the school in April

Ellis was jaile d for three years.

He was ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life and to comply with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Lydia Beattie-Milligan

Lydia Beattie-Milligan, , of Kingsley Close, Lydiate, Merseyside

groomed a vulnerable school boy and arranged to meet him in a hotel room for sex.

In September , teaching assistant Beattie-Milligan, , of Kingsley Close, (Lydiate , was found guilty of arranging to meet a child following sexual grooming.

The married mum-of-two, who had worked in education for years, intended to spend a Saturday night alone with her victim, who suffered from anxiety issues, in Haydock.

A jury heard her texts to a friend about buying sexy underwear and giving him a lap dance, ahead of “major f ing”.

She befriended the student, changed the way she dressed to catch his attention, and they exchanged mobile phone numbers.

Lydia Beattie-Milligan, , of Kingsley Close, Lydiate, Merseyside, found guilty of meeting a schoolboy after grooming

Beattie-Milligan denied the offence and said: “I have % no interest in children in a sexual way. ”

But it was in text messages to a friend – who wrongly believed Beattie-Milligan was talking about an affair with an adult – that she revealed her sick intentions.

During the trial, Judge Woodhall said: “You referred to trimming your body hair, you said you were going to make sure you were looking amazing, that you were going to do a lap dance for him and get some sexy underwear and in your words – not mine – in one text saying “major f ing going on “.

Beattie-Milligan was suspended from her job at the school after another staff member noticed her” acting too familiar “with the boy and giving him bonus points in class.

When they joked with the child that he must be her favorite, the victim revealed incriminating text messages on his phone.

She was suspended, but the court heard the boy’s vulnerabilities meant he struggled to deal with what she had done to him.

His health and behavior was affected and he was left “mistrustful of professionals”, making it more difficult to get help

During the trial in September, Judge Woodhall said: “You of all people must have known what you were doing and why it was so wrong.

“Boys like him sometimes need protecting not only from others.” but also from themselves, lacking the maturity and skills to make appropriate decisions.

“You were employed to protect him and help him, and for your own benefit, fulfilment and reward, you breached that significant trust which had been placed in you. “

Beattie-Milligan was jailed for two years.

(She was ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders Register and to comply with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for

(years.) Carlo Troiano ()

Carlo Troiano, from Wirral, moved to Spain for a new teaching job

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