Ex-Tory minister faces charges over historic sex offences

1 December 2022, 11:11

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By Stephen Rigley

A former Tory minister faces charges over claims of historic sex crimes.

Scotland Yard has passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision on allegations of abuse of a female between 2004 and 2010, The Sun reported.

The ex-Conservative politician was arrested on suspicion of “historical sexual offences” last year.

Last night prosecutors said: “The CPS has received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police related to allegations against one person and is now reviewing the material in line with our legal test.”

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A Met Police spokeswoman said: “On June 21, 2021, a man was arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences."The alleged offences were committed between 2004 and 2010, and relate to one female victim.

“Detectives have passed a case file to the Crown Prosecution Service for review. There have been no other arrests.”