A FORMER Dudley school IT manager caught with more than 2,000 indecent photographs of children has admitted breaching his Sexual Offenders Protection Order.

Kevin Lowe, who lost his job at High Arcal School in Sedgley, obtained employment at a Birmingham library which brought him into contact with youngsters - Paul Spratt, prosecuting, told Wolverhampton Crown Court.

He said it was a condition of the order made against Lowe that he did not associate at all with children under 16 without an adult being present.

Lowe, of Stourbridge Road, Dudley, admitted breaching the order and was remanded on bail until June 19.

Judge Peter Barrie told him it was vital the court had the full history of the orders made against him before the case could be finalised.

James Peggs, defending, stressed Lowe's actions had been "reckless rather than deliberately trying to make contact with children”.

Lowe, who lived at the time in the Holly Hall area of Dudley, admitted 20 charges of making indecent images of children and was given a three-year Community Order coupled with three year's Supervision.

The former IT manager was also made the subject of the Sexual Offenders Protection Order for ten years and told he must register as a Sex Offender for five years.