Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Nigel Leat

Nigel Leat was the Head Teacher at a primary school. He was jailed indefinitely on Tuesday after filming himself sexually abusing children at Hillside First School, Weston-super-Mare.

A colleague of Leat's raised concerns about his behaviour but this was never passed on to North Somerset Council.

Bristol Crown Court heard that the school's deputy head spoke to Leat in 2008 about being too tactile with the girls in his class. No further action was taken.

Leat had earlier admitted 36 sexual offences including attempted rape, 22 of sexual assault and eight of other serious sexual offences. He also had 30,500 indecent photographs in his possession.

He will only be released when he is no longer considered a threat, danger or risk to the public and especially young girls.

Det Supt Geoff Wessell: ''Nigel Leat is a predatory paedophile of the most sickening order''

Leat was given an indeterminate sentence with a term of 24 years. It will be at least eight-and-a-half years before he can be considered for parole.

During the hearing on Tuesday, Leat sat with his head bowed looking at the floor. So he bloody well should, too. Warm up the ovens, Nick!

Nominated by : Sir Henry Morgan