Paediatrician pleads guilty to the making and distribution of indecent images


Forty-seven-year-old Jonathan Walsh has today (Tuesday 14th February) pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court for the making and distributing of indecent images.

CPS South West Senior Crown Prosecutor Ann Hampshire said: "This has been an extremely complex case involving the consideration of complex expert evidence. Today Jonathan Walsh pleaded guilty to charges that reflected both downloading and distributing some of the most serious type of child abuse images categorised at Category A."

Jonathan Walsh, who previously worked for North Devon District Hospital, was sacked from his post when he charged with the offences; he will appear again on 20th March for sentencing.

Det Insp Andrea Kingdon, of the Devon and Cornwall Police Child Exploitation Unit, said: "Walsh let himself and his profession down by his activities which he went to great lengths to hide".