British Conservative MP arrested for alleged rape and sexual assault

A British MP from Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, party and police sources said on Tuesday.

British Conservative MP arrested for alleged rape and sexual assault

A British MP from Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, party and police sources said on Tuesday. According to a Conservative party spokesman, the MP, whose identity was not disclosed, was asked "not to go" to Parliament for the duration of the investigation.

London police said a man in his fifties was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, rape, "abuse of a position of trust" and misconduct in public office.

The alleged crimes, reported to the police in January 2020, would have occurred in London between 2002 and 2009.

The suspect "remains in provisional custody," police said Tuesday afternoon.

This case comes a month after a Conservative MP, Imran Khan, was found guilty of assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

By denying the facts that are accused of him, he announced that he would appeal.

The Sunday Times indicated that last month 56 deputies of the 650 that the House of Commons has, were the subject of accusations presented in an office in charge of registering complaints for "misconduct of a sexual nature", a procedure established after the appearance of the "Metoo" movement.


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