Ex Birmingham teacher Muhammad Taimoor jailed for sexually abusing pupils

Muhammad Taimoor encouraged pupils to play truant and joined a Snapchat group

A former secondary school teacher has been jailed for sexually assaulting three schoolgirls.

Muhammad Taimoor – who worked at a school in Birmingham – was discovered after some of the girls disclosed his crimes to another staff member in May 2022.

West Midlands Police said he was questioned by officers from their Public Protection Unit while officers also worked closely alongside the school to safeguard students.

Taimoor, of Richmond Road in Yardley, admitted to 11 charges of sexual assault at Birmingham Crown Court last month. The assaults were reported to have taken place between January and May this year.

On 13 September he was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life

The 30-year-old enticed the girls by offering them the liberty to truant lessons and spend time in his classroom on their phones.

He also joined a Snapchat group, which was used to sexually communicate with the students.

Muhammad Taimoor

What has West Midlands Police said about the investigation in their own words?

Training DC Megan Davies, from our Child Abuse Investigation team, said: “This was an appalling abuse of trust and power by someone in a position of authority.

“Taimoor essentially groomed and sexually assaulted a number of his female students on and off school premises.

“This will have long lasting and scarring effects on the girls, who are young and vulnerable. We commend their bravery in coming forward and helping to ensure his successful prosecution.

“We do not underestimate how traumatic his actions have been and our trained officers continue to support the girls, alongside partner agencies.”

Were there any other victims in this case?

Taimoor pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a fourth girl. The denied charges were accepted by the prosecution and will remain on file.

What should you do if you have been sexually abused?

If you’re the victim of child sexual abuse, or know someone you think may have been, you can find more information here: West Midlands Police child sexual abuse

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