Two retired Metropolitan Police officers have been charged with offences related to the possession of images showing child sex abuse as part of an investigation into a serving chief inspector who was found dead before he was charged.
Jack Addis, 63, of no fixed address and Jeremy Laxton, 62, from Lincolnshire, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 9 February.
Both left the Metropolitan Police more than a decade ago.
Addis is charged with conspiracy to distribute or show indecent images of children.
Laxton is charged with conspiracy to distribute or show indecent images of children, three counts of making indecent photos of a child, possession of prohibited images of a child, possession of extreme pornographic images and intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence (misconduct in public office).
The alleged offences took place between 1 January 2018 and 20 September 2021.
Laxton was arrested in September 2021 and Addis in November 2021.