19 Feb 2018

Dark web paedophile jailed

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

A scientist once described as one of Cambridge University’s finest students has been jailed for 32 years for a string of offences including voyeurism, blackmail and the rape of a child.

Twenty-nine-year-old Doctor Matthew Falder pleaded guilty to 137 charges after a four-year investigation by the National Crime Agency.

One of his 50 victims said she has lost all contact with family and friends as a result of what he did. The judge described the university lecturer as “cunning, manipulative and cruel”.