Christopher Jarvis, father of four and former social worker, has been employed by the Diocese of Plymouth for the past nine years. He has been tasked with monitoring church groups in order to ensure that sex offenders did not gain access to children through church functions. Imagine his community's shock when, in March, he was discovered with over 4000 images of children being sexually abused on his home computer and work laptop.
"He admitted 12 counts of making, possessing and distributing indecent images when he appeared before magistrates in Plymouth and is likely to face jail when he returns to court for sentencing next month
"Jarvis, who has been sacked from his job as child safeguarding officer, worked the Diocese of Plymouth for nine years.
"Church spokesman David Pond said: 'Mr Jarvis was suspended from his position as soon as the diocese became aware in March of the police investigation.'"
This is shocking and dismaying. One wonders how this kind of oversight could have put this man in his position?