Former Police Chaplain Admits Indecency Charges

A former force chaplain has pleaded guilty to making and possessing indecent images and perverting the course of justice.

Stephen Talbot, 62, who was previously based at force headquarters, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court earlier today (Monday).

He resigned from his role supporting the force on Wednesday, October 1, and was arrested the same day.

Det Supt Gary Ridgway, Head of the Public Protection Unit, said:

"Some images found on Talbot's computer were at the highest level and his deliberate act to destroy further evidence means we will never know the true extent of his offending. 
Safeguarding the most vulnerable in society is our priority, so making sure we stop those responsible for this type of crime, no matter who they are, is imperative. 
There has been an enormous breach of trust to those Talbot counselled in his role as a Chaplain to the force and I welcome the guilty pleas."

He will be sentenced on February 16.