Yardbirds Drummer’s Son Pleads Guilty To Child Porno

(Left to right) Simon Jaspar McCarty and Jim McCarty.

Simon Jaspar McCarty, the 39-year-old son of Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty, has pled guilty to child pornography during an appearance today at the U.S. District Court in Honolulu, Hawaii. He also admitted having sex with three children aged 6, 10, and 11.

The matter dates back to 2008 when photos of nude children fell out of McCarty’s bag as a TSA agent searched his carry-on luggage while passing through the gates at the Hilo Airport. A subsequent search revealed hundreds of still photos and video clips of child pornography on McCarty’s laptop computer and external hard drive.

McCarty faces between 15 and 30 years in prison at his sentencing in June.