Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Benedict Garrett AKA Johnny Anglais works as stripper and runs porn website can carry on teaching -31st Aug 2011

A teacher who led a secret double life as a stripper in pornographic films was today sensationally allowed to continue working in the classroom.

Benedict Garrett, 31, who moonlighted under the alias Johnny Anglais, was given a slap on the wrist by the General Teaching council - but was told he is free to continue teaching children as long as he steers clear of his extra-curricular employment.

The disciplinary committee heard that Mr Garrett, who was head of personal, social and health education at Beal High School in Ilford, east London, had been stripping in clubs and working as a naked butler in his spare time.

Chairman of the panel Derek Johns, today told him that the committee was 'content' he would not repeat his behaviour if he carried on teaching.

He said: 'You have stated that you will continue to advocate the morality and acceptability of your involvement in the adult industry and argue that it should not be inappropriate for a teacher to work as a stripper or in pornographic films.

'However, the committee is content that you recognise the widely held public view that such work is not acceptable conduct for a teacher.

'Therefore, in relation to risk of repetition, the committee considers it is unlikely that you will seek to return to the teaching profession whilst working as a stripper or in pornographic films.'

Mr Garrett, who uses the pseudonym Johnny Anglais, had admitted working in the adult industry but argued that it did not amount to unacceptable professional conduct since none of his behaviour was illegal. Read More