Former British minister and MP “Tory” arrested for alleged rape


London, Aug 2 (EFE) .- A former conservative minister and current member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom has been arrested for allegedly raping, sexually assaulting and intimidating a former parliamentary assistant, as reported by Sunday “The Sunday Times “and” Mail on Sunday “.

The public chain BBC has echoed the news and added that the politician “Tory”, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been questioned by the police and is on bail.

The Metropolitan Police has explained in a statement that it has launched an investigation into “four separate incidents” that “allegedly occurred” between July 2019 and January 2020, after receiving a complaint last Friday.

“A man in his 50s was arrested on Saturday, August 1, on suspicion of rape. He has been released on bail until he returns in mid-August,” the note said, adding that the alleged crimes occurred in London “addresses” from “Lambeth, Hackney and Westminster” (where the British Parliament is).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has also released a statement saying the allegations are “extremely serious.”

The Sunday newspaper “The Sunday Times” indicates that the complainant maintains that the former minister attacked her, forced her to have sexual relations and left her so traumatized that she had to be admitted to a hospital.

The abuse allegedly occurred while the two were in a relationship, according to the media.

“We take these allegations very seriously. Given that the matter is now in the hands of the Police, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further on it,” the Conservative Party noted.

The British Press Association (PA) news agency said today that the head of discipline of the formation in the Commons, Mark Spencer, knew the “magnitude” of the accusations and that he came to speak about this matter with the alleged victim, but not did something about it.

A spokesman for Spencer explained to that outlet that the person in charge of conservative discipline “takes these accusations extremely seriously” and has “strongly urged” anyone who has spoken with him “to” go to the competent authorities. “

(c) EFE Agency


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