A Tory MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault offenses committed over a seven-year period.
The deputy, whose identity has not yet been revealed, is currently in police custody. He has also been told not to attend sessions of Parliament while an investigation into the case is ongoing.
“The Chief Whip has requested that the MP concerned not report to the Parliamentary Estate while an investigation is underway. Until the conclusion of the investigation, we will not comment further, “said a statement from the office of the Conservative whips.
A Met Police spokesperson shared: “In January 2020, the Met received a report regarding alleged sexual offenses which occurred between 2002 and 2009. The offenses allegedly took place in London. »
“A man (…) has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, sexual assault, rape, abuse of a position of trust and misconduct in public office”, he added without reveal the identity of the accused.
The MP in question also faces allegations of abuse of a position of trust and misconduct in public office, according to a BBC report.
This is not the first time an MP has been accused of rape or misconduct. A Tory MP was also arrested on suspicion of rape in 2020. Police took no action against the accused after an investigation nor has his identity been released.
Former Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan also had to quit the House of Commons earlier this month after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a boy. Recently, Neil Parish resigned as Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton after he admitted watching pornographic material in the Commons.
A Times report had also claimed that 56 MPs, including three cabinet ministers and two shadow cabinet ministers, faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said the ministers in question would be sacked if the allegations of misconduct against them were proven to be true. He said sexual harassment was “intolerable” and “of course…grounds for dismissal”.