Westminster abuse accuser charged over child images

A man who claimed he was raped and abused by a Westminster paedophile ring has been charged with offences relating to indecent images of children, it is understood.

The man, who is known only as ‘Nick’ and cannot be identified for legal reasons, told police he had been abused for nine years by the VIP gang, sparking Operation Midland.

But the £2.5m investigation closed without a single arrest, despite the Metropolitan Police raiding the homes of prominent figures including Lord Bramall and the late ex-home secretary Lord Brittan.

Nick is now facing six charges, including making indecent images of children.

He denies all charges.

A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said: “In June 2017 a man was charged with four counts of making indecent images of children, one count of possessing indecent images of children and one count of voyeurism.

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“The man has pleaded not guilty to all charges and the matter is due for trial before the crown court.”

Northumbria Police said last September that it had passed a file to the CPS to decide if charges of perverting the course of justice and fraud would be brought against Nick.