Mandurah teacher pleads guilty to filming school children

A MANDURAH teacher who secretly filmed school children pleaded guilty to 52 charges in Perth Magistrates Court today.

The teacher, whose name is suppressed, was charged after he was discovered filming students in the toilet on a pen camera.

The 58-year-old was charged with 27 counts of indecently recording a child under 13 years old, 15 counts of attempting to indecently record a child under 13 years old and 10 counts of unlawfully installing an optical surveillance device.

He was released on bail to reappear on September 9 in the Perth District Court for a sentencing date.

The court ordered a pre-sentence report.

His bail conditions include that he surrender his passport, report daily to police, does not have unsupervised contact with children under age 16, does not contact past or present students and does not go within 1km of the school.

The offences he stands accused of occurred in 2014.