Oxford professor sentenced is jailed after downloading 28,000 child abuse images

Oxford professor sentenced is jailed after downloading 28,000 child abuse images

An Oxford University theology professor and former pastor Jan Joosten, who downloaded 28,000 child abuse images and videos, has been sentenced to a year in prison and placed on the sex offender register in France.

A lengthy investigation by police in Strasbourg uncovered a thousands of images downloaded by Joosten, including depictions of child rape.

The father of four accepted the facts of the case and described his addiction as ‘a secret garden, in contradiction with myself,’ according to The Guardian.

Joosten, 61, was sentenced by a court in the city of Saverne last week over possession of about 27,000 images and 1,000 videos after he admitted the facts of the case, Agence France-Presse reported.

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