A teaching assistant who planted a camera in a school toilet to film children was caught out when one of the pupils spotted it.

Jack Dunn, 24, has admitted recording the videos for his own sexual gratification.

He managed to take seven videos from the iPhone overhanging a cubicle before it was noticed, a court heard.

The learning support assistant, who used the name Dunne while working at Denmead Junior School in Denmead, Hampshire, has admitted voyeurism and making category C indecent images of children by taking screenshots of the videos.

Outlining the case, prosecutor Paul Fairley told Portsmouth Crown Court: ‘The iPhone was set up in the school toilets and seven videos were recorded over those number of days.

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‘They were still on the phone when another child recovered it.’

Mr Fairley said Dunn had viewed the videos, adding: ‘The video is recorded, it must have been then viewed by the defendant and then screenshot to look at later.

‘It’s recording a private act with a view to later viewing for sexual gratification.’

Dunn, of Horndean, will be sentenced on January 15 but must sign the sex offenders’ register under an interim until then.

The court heard he has no previous convictions.

At a previous hearing where Dunn admitted voyeurism, prosecutor Alicia Keen described his actions as ‘a most distasteful offence’.

Headteacher Elaine Viner called in police when the device was found in November 2019 at the school.

Writing to parents at the time, she said it was ‘an incredibly sensitive situation’.

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