Former Tory campaign manager accused over indecent images

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Mark Lerigo is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court on 25 June

A former Conservative party campaign manager has been charged with offences relating to indecent images of children.

The National Crime Agency said Mark Lerigo, 49, of William Bristow Road, in Coventry, faces eight counts including the making, distribution and possession of images.

The alleged offences were committed in a two-day period in October 2018.

Mr Lerigo is set to appear at Coventry Magistrates' Court on 25 June.

The Conservative Party in Coventry said Mr Lerigo has been suspended from the party pending the outcome of judicial proceedings.

Mr Lerigo is charged with:

  • Two counts of distribution of indecent images of children
  • Three counts of making indecent images of children
  • Two counts of possession of images
  • One count of publishing an obscene article.

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