Former chairman of governors at Suffolk school denies knowledge of phone containing indecent child images

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 May 2017

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A former chairman of governors at a Suffolk school has denied any knowledge of a mobile phone containing indecent images of children.

In his trial at Ipswich Crown Court, Simon Duke, 48, who used to live in the Sudbury area, denies charges of voyeurism and making indecent images of children.

He denies allegedly using a phone to film a girl as she got changed in a toilet. Yesterday, a statement Duke gave to police read to court said he believed someone was trying to “criminalise” him. He said he had last seen the mobile phone in a drawer and was not used by him to make indecent images of children.

When police arrested him for the voyeurism offence, which is said to have happened in the Sudbury area but not at the school, they searched his home and found 59 photographs on memory sticks and a laptop, the court previously heard. Yesterday, the court was told one of the electronic storage folders was named ‘Titanic’.

The trial continues.

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