Official who drew up guidelines for British Internet filters arrested on child porn charges


AFP
March 4, 2014

A senior aide to PM Cameron arrested on child porn charges / Photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office, via Flickr

Senior aide to British PM Cameron arrested on child porn charges / Photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

A senior aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of child pornography offences, Downing Street confirmed Monday.

Patrick Rock, 62, was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency last month.

“On the evening of February 12, Downing Street was first made aware of a potential offence relating to child abuse imagery,” said a Downing Street spokesman.

“It was immediately referred to the National Crime Agency.

“Patrick Rock was arrested at his home in the early hours of February 13, a few hours after Downing Street had reported the matter.

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