Man charged with making indecent photos of children - Borehamwood

12/08/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge a man with indecent image offences in Borehamwood.

Ben Lewis, aged 25, of Lullington Garth, Borehamwood, has been charged with three offences of making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of children.

Mr Lewis is a Director of LL Camps, a children's American style summer camp in Bushey, which had its registration suspended by OFSTED on the 06 August 2015.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Ben Lewis.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge the man with three offences of making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of children.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Lewis has been remanded in police custody to appear at Hatfield Remand Court today, Wednesday, 12 August 2015.

Specialist officers and staff from Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire County Council remain involved to handle any specific concerns of parents and any other information relevant to this enquiry.

If you have any information which you think may be relevant to this investigation please call Hertfordshire Police on 101.

If you have any general concerns about your child's welfare, contact Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043 and ask to make a referral to Children's Services.

Criminal proceedings are active and defendants have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no commentary or reporting which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.