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.