York & North Yorkshire

York primary school teacher faces voyeurism charges

A primary school teacher has appeared in court charged with four counts of voyeurism some of which relate to children.

The man, who cannot be named, was suspended from his job at a school in York when concerns were raised.

He has been remanded in custody by magistrates and is expected to appear at York Crown Court on 2 September.

The City of York Council said parents at the school concerned have been informed of the situation.

Eoin Rush, assistant director of children's specialist services at the council, said: "We are unable to name the person or the school. However, parents with children at the school concerned have received a letter from the City of York Council.

"As such, parents are advised that if they have not received a letter the matter does not relate to their child's school.

"The teacher was suspended immediately after suspicions were raised. Parents of children at the school have been informed that there is no evidence to suggest that the offences involve any physical contact with children."

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