School Master Abused 2000 Girls
A PEDOPHILE, who posed
as a school governor and
father, abused more than 2000
young girls, despite being
monitored by social services.
Divorcee Glyn Martin carried
out his 15-year campaign of
abuse using his two "daughters" as bait to entice their
school friends for sleepovers at
the family home.
After his arrest, police found
nearly 6000 indecent photos of
about 2000 victims. On undeveloped rolls, another 12,000
pictures were discovered, a British
court heard yesterday.
Martin, 53, of Bridlington,
East Yorkshire, had denied 57
counts of indecent assault,
child abduction, indecency with
a child, administering noxious
substances and taking of indecent photographs.
But as the prosecutor opened
the case at Hull Crown Court,
be shouted: "I want to plead
guilty to all these charges".
The court heard Martin became the legal guardian of two
girls in 1991. "His appearance as
a caring father with two young
daughters was a successful
strategy that enabled him to
indecently assault their
friends," Michael Harrison QC,
He said Martin gave parents
a sense of trust with his apparent dedication to his girls. They
allowed their children to stay
overnight at his home.
In 1993, he became the
governor of a school in Doncaster, Yorkshire, north
England, where he set up a gym
and used it to take hundreds of
indecent pictures of children.
A year later, he moved to
Bridlington with his "daughters" and bought several
properties. It was to these
addresses he lured youngsters,
drugged them with sedatives
and assaulted them.
The court heard the sedatives
he used were so strong none of
the victims remembered what
had happened until police discovered the pictures years later.
Martin also abused youngsters while working as a
children's face painter and took
thousands of indecent photographs of girls at public events
using a camera hidden in a bag.
He was not the natural father
of the two children, whom he
met through a charity, but became their legal guardian after
convincing authorities he was
suitable to act as their parent.
It can be revealed Martin had
a brush with the law - and social
services - in 1993, five years into
his crime spree. A photo lab
handed in "vile" pictures of girls
to the police.
Martin was arrested and interviewed, but the Crown
Prosecution Service decided there
was insufficient evidence to
prosecute. Social services in
Doncaster were informed. The
girls were put on the "at risk"
register but stayed in his care.
Adelaide Advertiser (6-1-2005)