The pedophile British teacher is behind bars in Spain accused of taking indecent pictures of children

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EXCLUSIVE: British pedophile school teacher on trial in Spain for child sexual offenses – four years after he was spared jail for the same offense in the UK

  • 31-year-old Ben Lewis was spared jail in 2016 after admitting downloading indecent pictures of children three times and counting them once
  • Lewis from Watford, Herts, who worked on a summer camp, changed his name to Ben David and moved to Spain
  • By changing his name, he hid his past and got jobs, first as an au pair in Zaragoza and then as a teacher at a school in Madrid
  • He was arrested there on June 24th last year on suspicion of producing and distributing material about child sexual abuse
  • Lewis has been in custody in Spain for the past nine months, awaiting trial

Ben Lewis is awaiting trial in Spain because he is accused of taking indecent pictures of children

A pedophile British teacher awaiting trial in Spain accused of making indecent videos of children at the school he worked at – four years after being spared jail for the same crime in the UK.

31-year-old Ben Lewis moved to Spain and changed his name in 2016, four months after he was released on two-year suspended sentence for a naughty film about a nine-year-old girl at a summer camp where he worked.

Watford pedophile Herts used his new identity to hide his beliefs and get a job at a school in Madrid.

He was arrested there on June 24th last year and has spent the last nine months in custody in the Spanish capital awaiting trial.

Lewis also worked as an au pair for a family with two young children in the northern city of Zaragoza when he first arrived in the country before getting a job at the popular English language school in Madrid.

He is also believed to have made extra cash by bringing children home for busy parents.

A source close to the investigation said Lewis was accused of hiding cameras in the dressing rooms of the girls at the last school he worked at.

A former employer, who did not want to be named, told MailOnline: “Whatever the outcome of this case, I feel completely disappointed with the system. “It is believed that someone can get permission to work with children simply by changing their name.

“The right controls just don’t seem to be in place when this has happened.

“Little did we know he’d changed his name. This is very serious. ‘

Lewis was spared jail in June 2016 after admitting three times downloading indecent pictures of an indecent picture after telling a court he wanted to get married and have children.

He was arrested after a colleague found nude photos of children aged three on his iPhone at a summer camp where he worked in Bushey, Hertfordshire, St. Albans Crown Court heard.

Former colleague Sandra Vicente told the court she felt her brain was “dirty” after finding pictures of naked girls on his cell phone.

She was given the phone’s access code to play music at a children’s party.

Officers found a pair of children’s lingerie next to Lewis’ laptop and videos he had recorded by pointing his camera at the skirt of a young girl he was teaching.

Police found searches on his iPod such as “Can a sex offender go to the US?” “Accidentally downloading child porno” and “How do the police search computers?”

The 31-year-old Lewis changed his name and moved to Spain in 2016 - four months after he was spared the prison at St. Albans Crown Court (picture) for downloading and taking indecent pictures of children

The 31-year-old Lewis changed his name and moved to Spain in 2016 – four months after he was spared the prison at St. Albans Crown Court (picture) for downloading and taking indecent pictures of children

The American-style summer camp he set up with a friend was closed by Ofsted shortly after his arrest in August 2015.

The Home Office says it cannot comment on individual cases when asked how Lewis could get a new British passport on behalf of Ben David.

Child protection charities have worked to end the gap so that sex offenders can change their names in a process that only takes 15 minutes online.

Last year, the Safeguarding Alliance found out of 16 police forces that 913 sex offenders had disappeared.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “The government is working with a number of partners to disrupt those who travel overseas to abuse children and bring justice to victims and survivors.

Registered sex offenders are required by law to notify the police if they change their name and travel abroad. Failure to comply is a criminal offense that can be punished with a prison sentence of a maximum of five years.



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