June 27th, 2014

Patrick Rock Charged

Statement from the National Crime Agency:

On the authority of the CPS, the National Crime Agency has today charged Patrick Rock, 63, a former Whitehall adviser, with making indecent images of children and possession of 59 indecent images of children. He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 3 July.

The charges are:

- Three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child contrary to section 1(a) of the Protection of Children Act 1978, between 31 July 2013 and 31 August 2013

- One count of possession of indecent photographs of children contrary to Section 160 Criminal Justice Act 1988, between 31 July 2013 and 31 August 2013

The images have been assessed by NCA CEOP officers and CPS lawyers as meeting the definition of Level C.*

No.10’s bad day gets worse…

*Possession of images of erotic posing. Lower range of sentencing, likely non-custodial.


68 Comments

  1. 1
    Roma Bert. says:

    Snap, crackle and pop!

  2. 2
    Derry Cocksporn says:

    We’ve got space for him in the Liberal Democrat party.

  3. 3
    patrick rock says:

    I blame sexy kids

  4. 4
    Peter Cook says:

    Funny,he never got married.

  5. 5
    Harriet Harperson says:

    We’ll get you some PIE

  6. 6
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    nonce

  8. 8
    maggie the dog says:

    nonce

  9. 9
    Roma Bert. says:

    Not funny at all, poor man, probably still looking for the right lady. :)

  10. 10
    David Cameron PM says:

    Lord Leveson will exonerate me over this, won’t he?

  11. 11
    Lard Everard - Giant Cockroach says:

    Yup, me too.

  12. 12
    Junckers the Piss Head says:

    Tons of jobs here in Brussels. Come and have a chat over a pint or two.

  13. 13
    David in Wonderland says:

    Vote for me. I am a winner. I have those Europeans eating out of my hand. I will get EU reform. That is a cast-iron guarantee.

  14. 14
    Juncker says:

    Now I have been enstooled I will make you horrible English rosbif eat my shit.

  15. 15
    Sally at the seaside says:

    Another politician from Portsmouth in disgrace. Is it something in the water in that City.

  16. 16
    Socialism is theft says:

    After all that Liverpool have done for Suarez he is now thinking of running off to Barcelona. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

  17. 17

    Level C is not a CPS classification: That would be Internet Watch Foundation classification.

    Level C corresponds to imagery which does not involve sexual activity – penetrative or otherwise : Positive spin for No 10 there ?

    https://www.iwf.org.uk/hotline/assessment-levels

    CPS classifications are Level One (least serious) through Five (Beyond Savile) :

    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/h_to_k/indecent_photographs_of_children/

    IWF Level C would correspond to CPS Level One.

    Definitely not good for No. 10, but best not to jump the shark on this.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  18. 18
    londonstatto says:

    Who?

  19. 19
  20. 20
    Mark Oatibix says:

    Ne te lave pas, Josephine, j’arrive…

  21. 21
    Mycroft says:

    After the ‘right’ got away with hacking yesterday the BBC is in full ‘associative’ mode with this.

    Friend of Cameron, SpAds together, the line is coming in taking perverts into No.10 for certain…

    I’ve suggested it actually… :)

    More good news for UKIP, I am filled with joy that both Labour and Tory arte being seen as utterly worthless.

    Power to the People… vote UKIP.

  22. 22
    H0w much Tax d0es 0XFAM pay? Answers 0n a P0stcard says:

  23. 23

    Anyone know if the DA System has been binned ?

    They were meant to have had meeting on 8th May – nothing posted on their web sites.

    Curious to know if there have been any notices issued about medical records data i) being sold, ii) being relocated abroad : DA Notice may have been particularly pointed aimed at the G’uardian, and perhaps T’graph.

    @BW: Anything passed across your desk on this ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

  24. 24
    Disgusted says:

    Disgusting!

  25. 25
    SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Where is the UKIP smear in this story?

  26. 26
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Whether it’s a Trade Union or the European Union, I always appease, never oppose.

  27. 27
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Vote Ukip, get Labour

  28. 28
    Gooey Blob says:

    The better Ukip do, the more likely Ed Miliband is to become PM.

  29. 29
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Vote Ukip, get Labour.

  30. 30
    Mycroft says:

    No.

    We’re ripping votes out of their hands at every utterance of the inept Ed.

    This time we get a few more tory votes, next time it’ll be Labour.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

    Vote for any of the others you get w’nkers, pole-smokers and cry-babies.

    Life is good for all of us here in UKIP.

  31. 31
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    Vote UKIP get UKIP, vote LibLabCon get Liebour and more taxes

  32. 32

    Hope he likes porridge.

  33. 33

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP :-)

  34. 34
    What it says on the contents says:

    Vote UKIP, get out of the EU

  35. 35
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Some impeachy info – from a few years back – does for em all. Names and brief in due course / w/end.

  36. 36

    You may want to do a quick g’oogle on 2006 drug trial disaster that was reported.

    Methinks that G’reenwald may be itching to publish a new ‘privacy’ piece, and that may be tacitly with Dept of Health support to discredit further NHS as a public service.

    Keep ‘em peeled.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  37. 37

    More criminals in Downing Street?

  38. 38
    Chicks_4_Free says:

    The guy arguing for socialism is very articulate and can express himself well – obviously the product of a steady and velvet education.
    How anybody with smart genes can support Socialism is a bit of an enigma, until you begin to think about the mating advantage that pseudo-socialism gives a guy. That public space was definitely not male-only.
    Many in this modern society have come to the realisation that dishonesty is a good tool for getting the good things out of life.

  39. 39
    Jimmy says:

    No 10 tightens up vetting procedures

  40. 40
    M says:

    As with theoretical physics some things we imagine can’t be proven in practice , as in the theory of infinite universe theory , where there is a universe that’s slightly different than the next .
    All this chap has to do is find that universe where socialism works , then stick him in a rocket and fire him at it .
    Just here to help

  41. 41
    The Growler says:

    So this the Rock on which Dave boy bought into government, personally chosen by Dave, as you say Fawkesy things just seem to be coming unstitched for Dave, is it he has a problem in choosing his advisers, either of you two Fawkeses could apply, just think all that lovely lolly, exes, and cheap drinkies you would be like pigs in muck. Oh and you run Dave’s office as it should be run, get rid of all those potentially embarrassing bodies and kick the proverbial a***

  42. 42
    The Growler says:

    I blame you Rocky baby, Dave is already reeling from that clown Coulson, another Dave appointment poor lamb

  43. 43
    The Growler says:

    I’ve given up looking, I nearly got hitched once, still at nearly 69 it’s a bit too late now, it doesn’t seem to stop the Master though.

  44. 44
    john in cheshire says:

    I’m afraid that the commie comes across as a typical retard. He wasn’t really interested in listening to alternative views and equally wasn’t interested in trying to preach a coherent reason why anyone should regard socialism/communism as a viable template for living. These people are seriously deranged and the frightening thing is that we in the West allow them to breed. In other parts of the world, they’d be hanging from a crane.

  45. 45
    The Growler says:

    Funny, so does Dave the Magnificent, what has happened to all his Cast Iron Guarantees

  46. 46
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    some of the younger would understand this.
    when I was younger I was ruthless in the matter of who I associated with or whether something would help my ambition or not. in my own case I was where I wanted to be at 23 and then I got married. there you go, share your mojo to another and you are fucked. because they do not have your interest at heart. they have their interest at heart.
    I say this because in selfish direction it is possible to make very speedy progress, whereas if we wait for every other dumb fucker who has a vote we will get nowhere.

    Dictatorships by person tend to do better public works I would imagine.
    I thought Saddam’s monumental arches and wotnot showed real artistic understanding, likewise that Berlin airport looks great and the VW is iconic.
    I think it is probably advisable, in order to see results, to deal directly with issues and if there is something that is unhelpful put a stop to it.

  47. 47
    How lefties come to terms with the lessons of history says:

    It will work next time comrade.

  48. 48
    Lancashire Procuartor Fiscal says:

    I misread the charges. I thouyght “making images meant making them not just looking at them. Strange wording

  49. 49
    Mycroft says:

    In law ‘downloading’ is not used as it isn’t a sharp enough word for use in law, so if you click on an image, to save it or expand it then that is considered in law that you actively ‘made’ the image on your screen.

    It does not (generally) mean buying a camera, procuring the subject matter and clicking away freely, but it can of course also include that.

    There are potentially huge problems with this that have yet to be argued in Court.

    It would be entirely possible to click on a link or one of the video inbeds on here and your computer hold the images, you’re stuffed without good representation.

    My computer has a rolling snap-shot function so I can find where I’ve posted without hassle, the law can screw me over very easily as a result as I have purposefully set my laptop for that and any link is recorded on my disk.

    I think the odd ‘iffy’ image would be hard to argue convincingly in a Court of law, lots of them and I think that’s ‘Hammer Time’.

  50. 50
    dai puzzled says:

    m wots ‘hammer time’?

  51. 51
    Mycroft says:

    You become an ‘Untouchable’…

    Hammer Time… MC Hammer… ‘can’t touch this’.

  52. 52
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Don’t forget poor Margaret Moran who was so depressed she forgot which house she lived in.

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    being a charity they’ll be exempt from paying rates on any of their tatware high street shops. Honest hardworking businesses subsidising hippies.

  54. 54
    Mark D. says:

    As Lady Bracknell might have put it…
    “To lose one aide, Mr. Cameron, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness. And to lose two, where both end up in court and are convicted, makes you look like someone who is either running a criminal organisation, or is simply *a really, really piss-poor judge of character*…”

  55. 55
    Biffo says:

    May I propose a solution for resolving the problem of all these paedos who seem to inhabit ‘the corridors of power’ – and anywhere else. It also prevents any risk of re-offending – hang them on their first offence. How many times does a nonce appear in court & as the trial progresses it turns out that the person has previous convictions & has ruined a number of lives throughout his noncing career? Hang ‘em high first time round – it’s cheaper too.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Another winning pick from dave Between a rock and a hard place.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Your bitterness is clear.

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Chief Exec earning more than the PM, too. No-one going hungry at Oxfam.

  59. 59

    dave the et-al the fucking wanker RESIGN RESIGN.for gods sake go.

  60. 60
    The Growler says:

    If you swopped your house as much as those like darlings, so would you

  61. 61
    The Growler says:

    If your paying the Two Guidoes will be there instantly, money talks.

  62. 62
    The Growler says:

    Well hello sailor!!

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    “No.10′s bad day gets worse…”
    As those aphrodisiacal perks allegedly associated with power go. Not really a day to get one’s rocks off.

  64. 64
    olden1936 says:

    Another sickening slimeball ready with the ” My life has been made Hell! quote.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    How about instead, we test suspected cretins at puberty and if their IQ is below 50, we hang them up by their balls until dead? Would save a lot of money for the benefit system too eh, ‘Biffo?!!’

  66. 66
    Lancs says:

    Any relation to Michael Rock who ran the Tory youth wing?

  67. 67
    Cameron's Conscience says:

    I’d vote UKIP if I were you.

  68. 68
    wotter khunt says:

    It’s George Galloway!


Seen Elsewhere

100 Tories to Rebel on Plain Packs | Telegraph
May 2015 and the Art of Political Betting | MAY2015
Fate of Eurozone Rests in Hands of Videogame Expert | TechnoGuido
UKIP After Farage | Asa Bennett
Eichmann Called on Arabs to Continue War on Jews | Speccie
Mirror Hacking: 50 Legal Action Claims | Press Gazette
Mandy’s £400,000 Tax-Free Loan From Own Company | Guardian
Why We Must Remember the Holocaust | Hugo Rifkind
“Adjustments” Not Cuts | Gary Gibbon
The New Puritans | Alex Wickham
British Minister in Watch Gaffe | Straits Times


Rising Stars
Find out more about PLMR AD-MS


George Galloway says of his former Respect candidate the UKIP MEP turned Tory, Amjad Bashir…

“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”


Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:






RSS


AddThis Feed Button
Archive


Labels
Guido Reads
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,716 other followers