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RELIGION TEACHER HANDED PORN VID TO PUPIL; Exclusive Footage on concert tape.

Byline: By Lori Campbell

A RELIGIOUS education teacher handed a video tape containing porn to a teenage girl at his school.

And when a 14-year-old boy turned on a video player in class, he also viewed graphic sexual imagery.

John Stephen, 61, gave 17-year-old Rebecca Eadie a tape of her school's Christmas concert.

But when she sat down to watch it at home, she was instead subjected to almost half an hour of porn.

Selkirk Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Stephen was in charge of distributing the school concert videos.

Stephen, of Galashiels, denies two charges of culpable and reckless behaviour.

He admitted to police to subscribing to encrypted porn channel Spice but said his lodger must have taped it without his knowledge.

Yesterday, the court heard Rebecca was 'shocked and embarrassed' after watching the porn film at her home in Melrose in August last year.

Fiona MacDonald, prosecuting, said: 'In his capacity as a school teacher, he was recording material and handing it to school pupils to watch with their families.

'In this instant, it was watched by Miss Eadie's mum and dad. He reported itto the school authorities.' The court heard the video contained 27 minutes of porn from the Spice channel.

It was followed by several minutes of blank tape and then the school concert.

Stephen's defence solicitor, Dominic Sellar, said the two incidents had been 'unfortunate accidents'.

He said there was no evidence to suggest he deliberately supplied porn material to the children He said: 'My client is a respected teacher of 30 years. During his employment, he has provided and run a school club used and enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike.

'In the course of that time he has recorded many hundred of tapes.

'He has carried out these activities without any suggestion of impropriety prior to August 2004.'

Sheriff Kevin Drummond yesterday deferred reaching a verdict until August 9

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Date:Jul 13, 2005
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