A teaching assistant in England who helped her husband secretly film young girls as they bathed at their home was sentenced Friday to two-and-a-half years in jail.
Rosemary Foxall prepared baths for the girls while her husband, Martin, who has since committed suicide, secretly filmed them at their marital home in Brownhills, West Midlands, over an eight-year period.
The couple offered their victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, toys, discos and swimming pools with water slides as incentives to come to their home, which the girls found “almost impossible to resist,” the court heard.
They were then filmed through a spy hole above a bath and by a camera hidden under a pile of clothes in a bedroom.
Foxall was arrested after videos filmed by her husband were found by police after a fire at their home in July 2008.
Foxall, 49, was found guilty this month of 10 charges of making child pornography and another charge of possessing 147 indecent photographs of children.
Sentencing her at Wolverhampton Crown Cour, Judge Nicholas Webb acknowledged that Foxall’s husband had been the driving force in making the VHS tapes, but told her that she “fully assisted.”
He said: “You may not have done it but for him, but he could not have done it but for you.”
During a two-week trial, the former dinner lady and youth club worker denied knowing that her husband had made the films.
But Judge Webb said that she had committed a “monstrous breach of trust.”