November 2020

Pervert tried to organise sex with teenage girl and downloaded sexual images of children

A former Cambridge Analytica analyst tried to organise sex with a schoolgirl and downloaded sexual images of children, a court has heard.

James Fennimore, 41, from White City, London, admitted inciting sex with a girl aged 13 to 15 and possession of indecent images of children between July and October.

The financial analyst awaits sentence while the authorities analyse his phone as they have potentially identified ‘text talk’ with other children.

Judge Karen Holt said: ‘Certainly it seemed to me that this potentially wasn’t the full ambit.

Emma Antonelli, prosecuting, said: ‘The officer in the case informed me that the phone seized in October has been looked at, there’s certainly the suggestion that further indecent images are on there.

Fennimore, who appeared by video-link from HMP Wandsworth in a grey tracksuit, agreed it was right the full evidence should be gathered before sentencing.

He admitted inciting a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity and making indecent photographs of children.

His sentence was adjourned until December 11 at Isleworth Crown Court.