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A music teacher who appeared on The Voice has been jailed after sharing pictures of child abuse online.
Paul Rajasegaram, 33, bragged about “Teaching Kids” to fellow pedophiles online when he shared his fantasies about student s*xual abuse.
The music school teacher was sentenced to 27 months in prison after a court heard that he “spoke enthusiastically and willingly about child sexual abuse.”
Ex-teacher jailed for sharing pix of children being sexually abused. Paul Rajasegaram had online persona & discussed sex abuse of children in a chat used by paedophiles.
Suspicions raised when NCA found he described 2 pupils (10 & 12) as “really cute”. https://t.co/cMGSyXLaiQ
— SileER (@SileER) May 19, 2021
Rajasegaram joined The Voice in 2014 after being inspired by former British classmate Adele, but failed to blindly pass the audition after performing Chris Brown’s Fine China.
Southwark Crown Court overheard him bragging about ‘I teach kids’ during online conversations with other pedophiles. One post contained a photo of a celebrity’s son speaking of rape.
Using the username “London_boylover69”, he shared images of the most serious child abuse on Skype between June 2014 and March 2015, involving children as young as three years old.
In a previous hearing, Rajasegaram pleaded guilty to taking indecent photographs of children three times and distributing indecent photographs of children twice.
Judge Gregory Perrins presented him with a S*xual Injury Prevention Order on Wednesday, saying, “Compared to some cases, I didn’t have a lot of gear.
“What you saw, shared and saved, however, were footage of real cases of horrific s*xual abuse.”
He added, “You were a high school teacher at the time. It is of particular concern that you are willing and excited to have conversations about child s*xual abuse in your care.
“The order I am about to give today means you will never be able to teach again.”
The investigation began after Rajasegaram said, using his pseudonym online in a popular pedophile chat room, that he believed two of his students were “really nice”.
During a search of Rajasegaram’s home in Marylebone, central London, an Apple laptop was seized and analyzed for indecent images and videos.
Among them were eleven of the worst, including a video of an eight-year-old boy who was raped.
Prosecutor Leo Seelig said Rajasegaram was arrested on January 4, 2018 by the National Crime Agency (NCA) at a school in London.
Martin Ludlow, NCA Director of Operations, said: “Rajasegaram posed a significant risk to children and as a teacher he had access to children to whom he was s*xually attracted.
“She looked for pictures of child abuse and shared them with other people. It’s easy to forget that behind every image of sexual abuse there is a child whose life has been turned upside down by exploitation, with men like Rajasegaram fueling the demand for this horrific material. ”
The court heard that Rajasegaram tried to fight his crimes through the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a child protection organization that helps cybercriminals or those at risk of crime.
His lawyer Liam Loughlin said: “He admits he has a s*xual interest in children, he wants help.”