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A history teacher who fantasied about sexually abusing a teenage girl and downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children has avoided jail time. 

Paedophile Tom Ivey, who has changed his name to Sam Thomas, was arrested after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the US informed Avon and Somerset Police that he was uploading child abuse images online.

The 42-year-old father of two teenagers was working as a history teacher at Abbeywood Community School - a secondary school in Stoke Gifford, Bristol - at the time of his offending.

He was given a two-year suspended sentence at Bristol Magistrates' Court this morning after admitting possession of 436 child abuse photographs and videos found on his Samsung.

The images were of girls aged between 13 and 17 posing naked and in a sexualised manner.

Paedophile Tom Ivey, who has changed his name to Sam Thomas was working as a history teacher at Abbeywood Community School when he was arrested in October 2022

Paedophile Tom Ivey, who has changed his name to Sam Thomas was working as a history teacher at Abbeywood Community School when he was arrested in October 2022

He was given a two-year suspended sentence at Bristol Magistrates' Court this morning after admitting possession of 436 child abuse photographs and videos found on his Samsung

He was given a two-year suspended sentence at Bristol Magistrates' Court this morning after admitting possession of 436 child abuse photographs and videos found on his Samsung

He claimed to have sexually abused a 14-year-old girl days before his arrest in October 2022 - but police made inquiries and confirmed that the child mentioned was fictional.

'There is no evidence to show it was a [girl] and it was simply fantasy talk', Mr Oliver told the court.

He added that there were 'many, many' pages of exhibits - including a list of search terms used, which included 'teens', 'girls', 'incest' and many more.

Méabh McGee, defending, said her client is 'deeply, deeply remorseful for his

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