DISGRACED ex-teacher Christopher Wayne Booth - previously jailed for downloading child pornography - is back behind bars after he did it again.
When the pervert was released from prison he tried to contact a teenage girl who he previously taught and who he was said to be obsessed with.
In fact he had lost his job at the Groves School, Wrexham, and his long career as a teacher, after he previously sent her a barrage of text messages.
The girl, who had been taught by Booth when she was 14, alerted police when she received texts again.
Police officers went to his Mold home and found many pornographic pictures, including some showing adults having sex with children.
He was found to be in breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) by having a camera and recording equipment, and by surfing
the net for porn.
Police also seized a photograph said to have been taken locally of a schoolgirl's legs.
Booth was jailed for three years after he admitted possessing photographic and other equipment and using the internet for porn. He admitted harassing the schoolgirl.
Booth, 46, of Alltami Road, Mold - a teacher at the Groves School until April 2004 - admitted possessing 64 indecent photographs of children on his computer and five counts of making indecent images by downloading them in November and December of last year.
He was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and the SOPO was tightened so police could visit him at any time and check his computer, despite protests from Booth.
He is already banned from working with children again.
Mr Justice Butterfield, sitting at Mold Crown Court, warned that if Booth carried on he would face a life sentence for public protection.
The judge said Booth was clearly unable to control his desires.
'I take into account your guilty pleas, your co-operation with the police and the shame and disgrace you have brought upon yourself and your family.
'But my first concern must be the protection of others,' the judge told him.
His serious position was compounded by his harassment of a young girl, now aged 17, 'with whom you are, or certainly were, in my judgement, obsessed', the judge explained.
It had been an extremely unsettling and worrying time for the victim.
Prosecuting barrister Matthew Dunford said that in November 2004, Booth was jailed for 15 months, later reduced to 10 months on appeal, for possessing child pornography, and he was released in April of last year.
In December, a teenage girl complained to police that Booth was repeatedly sending her text mes-
sages. She responded to find out who it was and discovered it was a former teacher who had been dismissed from his job after he had previously sent her text messages.
'It appears the defendant had, and still has, something of an obsession with her,' Mr Dunford explained.
The new offences were discovered when police visited the home he shared with his elderly mother.
A quantity of photographic equipment was found, together with receipts which showed he had subscribed to pornographic sites.
Booth was said by his barrister, Myles Wilson, to have been 'extremely foolish.'
Two years ago he was a middle aged man of no convictions with a good and long career as a teacher, in a long term relationship, and respected in his community.
'Sadly his partner died, he became lonely and this unpleasant flaw in his character became more evident,' said Mr Wilson.