Peter Smith, formerly editor of Analysis, and author of the well-known Introduction to Gödel’s Theorems (Cambridge UP, 2007), has been convicted of downloading child pornography. (See also here.) He was spared prison time, but is under supervision for three years (and placed on the register of sexual offenders for five), must perform 180 hours of community service and take a programme for internet sex offenders, and is banned from using any computer with internet access. Smith, recently retired from the Philosophy Department at Cambridge University, was found (in 2003) to have had assignations with prostitutes in his rooms at Jesus College—without charge in exchange for favourable reviews of their services. (The press was apparently slow to make this connection.) He resigned from Jesus College and was suspended from the University for three months for this offence.
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