- PEDOPHILE FRIENDLY JUDGE Judge David Farrell QC
- Professor Simon Jarvis had 2,000 abuse images including one of a baby
- The professor of poetry broke down in tears in the Cambridge Crown Court case
- Despite the ‘extremely graphic’ content of the videos he was allowed to walk free
A Cambridge University poetry professor who had more than 2,000 child abuse images – including one of a baby – has walked free from court.
Professor Simon Jarvis, 53, was found with the vile images on various computers and in online accounts when his city home and college room were raided by the National Crime Agency in September, but a judge said he posed a ‘low risk’ to children.
Of the almost 2,000 indecent images found, 45 were in the most serious Category A.
Yahoo chat logs containing ‘extremely graphic’ child abuse fantasies and software allowing access to the Dark Web were also found on some of the four computers seized, the court heard.
Other images shows ‘pubescent and pre-pubescent’ girls as young as 10 being sexually abused, and one of a baby.
He also posed pictures at the lower category C on a page on the Tumblr microblogging website under a pseudonym, the court heard.
Dressed in a smart grey suit the Gorley Putt Professor of Poetry broke down in tears as he heard his crimes being recounted at Cambridge Crown Court.
Jarvis pleaded guilty to four charges of making and two of distributing indecent images of children, five charges of possessing prohibited images and one of possessing extreme pornography, at Friday’s hearing.