LL Camps four set for trial in May fol­low­ing hear­ing

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY SANDY RASHTY

THE TRIAL of four peo­ple charged with of­fences in con­nec­tion with the clo­sure of the LL Camps chil­dren camp is due to take place next May.

The de­fen­dants are ex­pected to en­ter pleas at an ini­tial hear­ing in Jan­uary.

The chil­dren’s sum­mer camp in Hert­ford­shire — which was pop­u­lar with Jewish fam­i­lies — was shut down in Au­gust af­ter its di­rec­tor, Ben Lewis, was charged.

He faces 10 charges re­lat­ing to the pos­ses­sion of in­de­cent images of chil­dren, per­vert­ing the course of jus- tice, child ne­glect, and at­tempt­ing to ob­serve an­other per­son tak­ing part in a pri­vate act with­out con­sent for sex­ual grat­i­fi­ca­tion.

Mr Lewis’s fa­ther, Larry Lewis, 55, has been charged with per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice. Mr Lewis’s former busi­ness part­ner Tal Lands­man, a former JFS stu­dent, has been ac­cused of child ne­glect and con­spir­acy to per­vert the course of jus­tice.

Mr Lands­man’s mother, Adri­anne Lands­man,56,of Edgware,wascharged with one count of child ne­glect.

The four ap­peared at St Al­bans Crown Court in Hert­ford­shire last Fri­day.

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