Former Ipswich School teacher faces child porn charges

A former senior teacher at a Suffolk private school has been charged with five counts of making indecent images of children relating to more than 44,000 pictures.

William Stansbury, who taught at Ipswich School, is due to appear before Ipswich magistrates on 2 January.

Mr Stansbury, 45, of West Parley, Dorset, worked at the school as head of sixth form.

Support is being offered to any pupils at the school affected by the news.

Headmaster Nicholas Weaver said: "We are obviously very shocked and saddened by this news regarding a former employee.

"We have written to our parents to reassure them that the charges do not relate to any pupils at Ipswich School.

"Throughout the investigation we have worked closely with the police."

Mr Stansbury left Ipswich School in August 2012. His most recent appointment was as assistant head co-curricular and marketing, and previously he was head of sixth form.

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