Summer camp director charged with making indecent images of children

Police are investigation an assault in Victoria Park, Portsmouth.
Police are investigation an assault in Victoria Park, Portsmouth.

A children’s summer camp director has been charged with three offences in connection with possessing indecent images of children.

Ben Lewis, 25, of Lullington Garth, Borehamwood, has been charged with offences relating to making indecent photographs or a pseudo-photographs of a child.

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 August 6.

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

Police have stressed that the offences Lewis has been charged with do not necessarily mean that he took the photographs himself.

The following guidance has been issued by police:

> This matter is now subject to court proceedings which must be allowed to progress unimpeded by speculation – particularly that on social media – which could impede the justice process;

> If you have any information which you think may be relevant to the police investigation, please call 101.

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

Lewis was due to appear at Hatfield Remand Court at 10am this morning (August 12).