A Conservative member of the British Parliament has been arrested, but will not be suspended from the party
A British politician is under arrest and charged with numerous sexual offences. Police arrested the Conservative Party MP on Tuesday after a two-year investigation, The Sun newspaper reported without identifying the suspect.
All that is known at this stage is that the suspect is a sitting MP, who allegedly committed numerous offenses in London between 2002 and 2009.
Fees include “indecent assault, sexual assault, rape, abuse of a position of trust and misconduct in public office”, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police.
The alleged rapist was “asked” not to attend parliament while the investigation is ongoing, said a spokesman for chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris. However, he will not be suspended from the Conservative Party.
The suspect remains in custody as Scotland Yard’s Central Crime Unit continues its investigation.
Several UK ruling party MPs have recently faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Last month, the Tories suspended MP David Warburton following revelations of alleged sexual misconduct and cocaine abuse, which he denied.
Meanwhile, Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan resigned from parliament in disgrace after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008.
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