LL Camps director released on bail


The former director of a leading children’s camp has been released from custody on bail.

Ben Lewis, who ran LL Camps, had been detained since he was charged with three counts relating to the possession of indecent images of children in August.

Since then, the 25-year-old former primary school teacher, who is Jewish, has been charged with seven further criminal offences including two counts relating to perverting the course of justice, one count of child neglect and one count of attempting to observe another person taking part in a private act without consent for sexual gratification.

He has also been charged with two offences relating to taking an indecent photo of a child and one charge of making an indecent photograph of a child.

Mr Lewis, from Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, was released on bail at a Southwark Crown Court hearing last Thursday.

Under conditions set by the court Mr Lewis is forbidden visiting a girls’ school in Bushey; using any software capable of deleting internet history; having any unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16 except in the presence of a guardian who is aware of the charges being brought against him and if the contact is unavoidable.

Mr Lewis will also be forced to wear an electronic tag and be prohibited from undertaking any activities that bring him into contact with a child under the age of 16.

In August, the LL Camps privately-run children’s programme, co-founded by Mr Lewis and former JFS student Tal Landsman, was shut down as a result of the charges brought against Mr Lewis.

Mr Landsman, 25, has since been accused of child neglect and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Landsman’s mother Adrianne, from Edgware, has been charged with one count of child neglect.

Mr Lewis’ father Larry, 55, has also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

A plea and case management hearing for the four will be held in January 2016. The trial is set to start in May.

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