Teacher pleads guilty to creating child pornography

January 17, 2018 by J-Wire Staff
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A media teacher has pleaded guilty to make child pornography in the employment of Jewish day schools.

Melbourne’s Herald Sun has reported that 52-yr-old Brendan Cohen “guilty to two charges of making child pornography — where he superimposed the faces of children “he found attractive” onto adult images and videos — and five charges of upskirting.”

The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard 36 children aged between 11 to 17 were identified in pornographic images and a video, where their faces had been “photoshopped” onto naked adult female bodies engaged in explicit poses or sexual activity according to the Sun Herald.

The Herald Sun reports that “police also discovered more than 80 upskirting videos, where Cohen covertly filmed students in classrooms, on the school grounds and with their mothers during parent teacher interviews.”

Videos and were created between 2015 and 2017. A network found an old drive used by Cohen at Bialik.

The Herald Sun reported that Cohen ad been a media teacher at Bialik College for 15 years. He joined Mount Scopus at the beginning of 2016.

In the HS report, magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg said “most” of the victim impact statements from seven other students “speak of the theft of their school years”.

Cohen will be sentenced on January 30. He remains on bail.

J-Wire understands Brendan Cohen is no longer employed at Mount Scopus College.


One Response to “Teacher pleads guilty to creating child pornography”
  1. Emma Clancy says:

    Are there any updates on this man’s sentence?

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