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Online sex chat teacher Daniel Fisher jailed

Daniel Fisher
Image caption Daniel Fisher was caught when police obtained a warrant to search his home

A former teacher who took part in online sex chats with young girls and made indecent images of children has been sentenced to 33 months in prison.

Daniel Fisher, 35, of Merchants Place, Reading, was caught when police obtained a warrant to search his home.

A jury at Reading Crown Court found Fisher guilty of two counts of making indecent images of children.

He was also found guilty of 15 counts of attempting to incite a female child to engage in sexual activity.

He was ordered to sign on the sex offenders Register indefinitely.

Fisher was arrested in December 2013 after officers found sexually explicit chat logs involving children and indecent images of children on his computer at home.

He claimed that his computer had been hacked, but was charged in October 2015 and convicted after a week-long trial.

Adrian Foster, chief crown prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service, said Fisher took part in sexually explicit conversations online with 15 girls aged between 13 and 15 using MSN, Skype and KIK, and invited them to send him indecent images.

Mr Foster said: "The internet is a wonderful resource, but access to it has hazards for children."

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