July 2020

Ex-Luton teacher jailed 16 months for sending sexually explicit messages to children

A former teacher at a Luton school has been jailed for targeting young girls with sexually explicit messages, images and videos.

Khaled Miah, 40, of Belswains Lane, Hemel Hempstead, pleaded guilty to a string of charges at an earlier court hearing.

Today (Monday) he was sentenced at Luton Crown Court to 16 months in prison.

In addition, he will be added to the Sex Offenders Register, and will be made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for ten years.

Miah was living and working in Luton in November 2019, when he first used an online chat site to talk to someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

He took her number and began a conversation with her on WhatsApp, talking to her in a highly sexual manner and sending her explicit sexual images and a video of himself.

He was arrested a few days later as a result of a proactive police operation and was released under investigation.

Miah was arrested for a second time in June 2020, when detectives discovered he had been talking to someone he believed to be a 12-year-old in the same way and using the same methods.

His phone was seized and investigating officers found indecent images of children saved to cloud storage that was linked to Miah’s device.

In court, Miah pleaded guilty to attempting to cause a child to watch an image of sexual activity, two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and possessing two category C indecent images of a child.