Paedophile teacher jailed as court hears of sick murder fantasy
A disgraced private school teacher plotted to acquire a caged child online before abusing and murdering them in a sick fantasy, Cambridge Crown Court heard today (July 4).
Chemistry teacher Scott Whitlock, 45, taught at the prestigious Kimbolton School in Huntingdon, Cambs, when he was arrested in June last year.
His crimes were discovered after his estranged partner discovered the sick files on his computer.
She sent them anonymously to a local newspaper, prosecutor Jim Brown explained.
They declined to print a story and passed the letter on to the police who investigated and raided Whitlock’s home in Bedford on June 15 last year.
They discovered 505 abuse images as well as correspondence online with other paedophiles where he lived out sick fantasises.
Mr Brown said: “She had asked Mr Whitlock to leave when she discovered photos on a computer in the household.
“She had discovered a memory stick that he had left behind.
“She investigated the memory stick on her computer and discovered a series of files where indecent material was stored.
“These included photos of girl pupils which were not in themselves indecent but were associated with files that were indecent.
“It also had a video clip which apparently had Mr Whitlock masturbating himself in the staff lavatories at Kimbolton whilst crying out that names of the girl pupils.”
Police later examined Whitlock’s computer which revealed he regularly talked with numerous other paedophiles online.
During this correspondence he shared one indecent image.
He also came very close to one fellow abuser, called Phillipa.75 – who it later emerged was a man.
They would live out sick fantasises online over the nine month period before his arrest.
In them Whitlock and Phillipa played adults with young daughters called Pippa and Naomi respectively, who they would abuse in sick roleplays.
Mr Brown added: “(They discussed) the possibility of acquiring a crated child and abusing it, killing it and disposing of the body.
“There are graphic representations of the manner of the abuse and the manner the child would have been killed.”
On his arrest Whitlock claimed a break in at his house may have caused the files to be on his computer.
He later changed this and pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing and one charge of making indecent images of children.
He also admitted one charge of distributing an indecent image of a child and one charge of publishing obscene material which related to the sick child murder fantasy.
Whitlock, of no fixed address, was jailed for 16 months for all four offences.
Jailing him, Judge Jonathan Howarth said: “Over a period of nine months you were in contact with like-minded individuals where you discussed fantasises in relation to you in particular you engaged in discussions which are frankly horrifying.
“You were engaging in roleplay or scenarios that would sicken any normal minded person.
“It was lurid and detailed. It shows that you clearly have a precondition for children in sexual offences.”
Whitlock must also signed the sex offenders’ register for 10 years after his release and be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 12 years.
Ex-teacher admits possessing “extremely disturbing images of children”
A former Cambridgeshire school teacher has today (Monday, May 9) pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences involving children.
Scott Whitlock, 45, of no fixed abode, was arrested on June 12 last year (2015) after police received an anonymous letter stating that Whitlock was in possession of ‘disturbing images of children’.
After receiving this information in May 2015, a police investigation started and warrants conducted at premises within Kimbolton School and Whitlock’s then home address in Bedford.
A number of electronic devices were seized which uncovered a large amount of indecent images of children, along with chat logs in Whitlock’s name detailing obscene material and explicit sexual fantasies involving children.
He was arrested at the school on June 12 and immediately suspended from teaching, before having his employment terminated on November 17.
On March 1 this year (2016) he was charged with two counts of making indecent images of a child, one count of possessing indecent images of a child, one count of distributing an indecent image of a child and one count of publishing an obscene article.
When making the charging decisions, Senior Crown Prosecutor Samantha Woolley described the chat logs as being of a “horrific nature”, saying: “The written content of the messages is of an obscene and distressing nature based on the sexual abuse of children and young children.
“Whitlock has a clear entrenched sexual interest in children which is evidenced in his own words in the chat logs which he stated in interview are his.”
He appeared at Cambridge Crown Court this morning (Monday, May 9) and pleaded guilty to all charges apart from one count of making indecent images of children, which was accepted by the prosecution.
The possession of indecent images of children relates to 112 images consisting of 90 category C images, six category B images and 16 category A images of children. Category A being the worst.
The making of indecent images of children charge relates to 505 images consisting of 345 category C images, 53 category B images and 107 category A images of children.
The distributing of indecent images of children relates to one image.
The charge of publishing an obscene article relates to the exchanging of chat messages online, detailing explicit conversations concerning fantasies involving young children.
Sentencing has been scheduled for the end of this month (May) at Cambridge Crown Court. An exact date is yet to be confirmed.