THE head of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School has refused to be drawn on allegations that indecent photos of female teachers were found on a male pupil’s computer memory stick.
Elizabeth Armstrong has said “it would be inappropriate” to comment on claims that pictures were taken up a number of female teachers’ skirts without their consent or knowledge.
It follows revelations that the PSNI conducted a number of enquiries after the memory stick containing the inappropriate images was found in the Enniskillen area last November.
“A file was forwarded to the PPS in relation to the matter at the beginning of April 2017. There are no further details,” a PSNI spokesman added.
However, the PPS said that having considered the pictures, the decision not to prosecute was taken as the evidence did not meet its test for a prosecution.
“The activities reported to PPS by police as having been committed do not constitute an offence in criminal law. The complainants who were photographed were not observed doing a private act and therefore the evidential test in respect of the offence of voyeurism is not met. Offences which might apply if the actions of the suspect had occurred in a public place cannot be persecuted as there is insufficient proof that any of the photographs were taken in a public place,” a spokesman said.
In a statement on the allegations, Ms Armstrong said: “I have consulted with the chair of the board of governors and it would not be appropriate to make any comment on a matter such as the one raised.”
Posted: 9:20 am May 3, 2017
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