#AceNewsReport – Aug.02: A Conservative lawmaker in Britain was arrested this weekend after a former parliamentary employee accused him of raping her, according to British news reports: He was released on bail after being taken into custody on Saturday in an East London police station, the police said:
Conservative U.K. Lawmaker Is Arrested Over Rape Accusations first reported by The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times, the British newspaper that first reported the arrest, said that the allegations were previously raised with two senior members of Mr. Johnson’s government: But officials said on Sunday that the lawmaker would remain in the Conservative Party and that they would review the decision only once the police finished their investigation.
The police in London said that they arrested a man in his 50s on Saturday on suspicion of rape as part of an investigation into four incidents between July 2019 and January involving accusations of sexual offenses and assault: The police did not release the suspect’s name or confirm his occupation.
The former parliamentary employee who accused the lawmaker of rape and assault said that she was so traumatised that she had to go to the hospital, The Sunday Times reported: The newspaper reported that another Conservative lawmaker spoke to the woman a month ago and then discussed the allegations with two members of Mr. Johnson’s government: Mark Spencer, the chief whip, whose job it is to wrangle lawmakers before votes, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons.
The woman also spoke directly with Mr. Spencer, the newspaper reported: Mr. Spencer’s office said in a statement that he “takes all allegations of harassment and abuse extremely seriously and has strongly encouraged anybody who has approached him to contact the appropriate authorities, including Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance scheme.”
#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Aug.02: 2020:
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