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A TEACHER was given a three-year community supervision order after being caught filming pre-pubescen

PUBLISHED: 17:54 14 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:57 12 August 2010

A TEACHER was given a three-year community supervision order after being caught filming pre-pubescent girls at a swimming pool.

A TEACHER was given a three-year community supervision order after being caught filming pre-pubescent girls at a swimming pool.

Christopher Newcombe, 54, used a spy camera pen hidden in a bag which he planted in the female changing room at Swimright in Beckenham.

Newcombe was arrested at his home in Viney Bank, Croydon, on July 24 after someone discovered him filming in the changing room and admitted to making three separate films of young girls changing.

He pleaded guilty to making a record of a person doing a private act on March 18.

Newcombe, who is currently on benefits and suffers from back problems, was allowed to sit while the judge passed sentence at Croydon Crown Court.

On Monday, he was given the lowest sentence possible for the offence after the police and the prosecution forgot to bring in the footage for the judge to view.

Newcombe was given a three year supervision order and told he had to sign the sex offenders register for five years.

He was also ordered to join an accredited community sex offender's programme.

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