Patrick Rock bailed to appear in court on July 3

Former Whitehall adviser Patrick Rock has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on July 3 after he was charged over child abuse images.

Former Whitehall adviser Patrick Rock. Credit: Steve Back/REX

Judith Reed, a senior lawyer with the CPS Organised Crime Division, said: "We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest."

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Ex Whitehall adviser charged over child abuse images

Former Whitehall adviser Patrick Rock, 63, has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, the National Crime Agency said today.