James Fennimore (Former Cambridge Analytica analyst) Wiki – James Fennimore (Former Cambridge Analytica analyst) Biography
- James Fennimore from White City admitted inciting sex with a girl aged 13 to 15
- Admitted possession of indecent images of children between July and October
- The financial analyst, 41, awaits sentence while the authorities analyse his phone
- Police have potentially identified ‘text talk’ with other children from his mobile
A former Cambridge Analytica analyst tried to organise sex with a teenage girl and downloaded sexual images of children, a court has heard.
James Fennimore, 41, from White City, London, admitted inciting sex with a girl aged 13 to 15 and possession of indecent images of children between July and October.
The financial analyst awaits sentence while the authorities analyse his phone as they have potentially identified ‘text talk’ with other children.
Judge Karen Holt said: ‘Certainly it seemed to me that this potentially wasn’t the full ambit.
Emma Antonelli, prosecuting, said: ‘The officer in the case informed me that the phone seized in October has been looked at, there’s certainly the suggestion that further indecent images are on there.
‘I don’t know how many or what grade, it seems entirely likely if there are further charges.’
Judge Holt said: ‘Looking at it, that doesn’t surprise me at all, clearly it’s in the defendant’s interests to know the ambit of what he’s facing.
‘Reading the papers it seems there may be text talk as well, so there may be other complainants.’
Ms Antonelli added: ‘There’s certainly the suggestion that things were going on with other girls but nobody that has been identified.’
According to Fennimore’s LinkedIn profile he was a financial analyst at Cambridge Analytica between 2016 and 2017 before moving on to work at Sky as a data analyst.
He studied A-levels in history, maths and biology before reading early modern history at Sheffield University.
He went on to do an advanced diploma in management accounting at BPP University in London.
Fennimore, who appeared by video-link from HMP Wandsworth in a grey tracksuit, agreed it was right the full evidence should be gathered before sentencing.
He admitted inciting a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity and making indecent photographs of children.
His sentence was adjourned until December 11 at Isleworth Crown Court.