A young man working as a cleaner for a Tasmanian school was convicted to a four-month jail offence, for capturing children in the bathroom on film, and making pornography out of it.
Adrian Alan Mayne, 31, of Hobart pleaded guilty to three counts of indecency, one count of producing child exploitation material, and one count of possessing child exploitation material.
Mayne had used the school's own camera to take 36 pictures of the breast and groin areas of girls and female members of staff, by drilling holes in the walls of the school bathrooms.
He also drilled a large hole in the kindergarten floor to take pictures "upwards from the legs of female teachers".
Mayne superimposed the snaps on to photographs of adults engaging in sexual activity to make a collection of 90 images, the Supreme Court of Tasmania was told.
Students at the South Arm Primary School, both male and female, say they are traumatized by Mayne's actions. One student was so terrified about using the public bathroom that he soiled himself in class.
The 31-year-old husband and father has been put on a sexual predators list for the next ten years.
Tasmania's Department of Education said today it inspected all government school toilets and amenities before the school started this year.
"Schools have taken immediate action to rectify potential situations that could provide opportunities for inappropriate behaviour," Department of Education deputy secretary Greg Glass was quoted.
"A full investigation was carried out by the department in relation to the events and support was offered to staff, students and their families," Glass added.