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 Conservative MP arrested on seven-year rape and sexual harassment charges |  UK News

A Conservative MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual crimes for seven years.

Scotland Yard confirmed in a statement that a 50-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, sexual assault, rape, abuse of trust and misconduct in public service.

The person remains in custody, and the investigation into the alleged crimes, which took place between 2002 and 2009, is ongoing.

The crimes are believed to have taken place in London.

Tory chief whip Chris Heathon-Harris has asked an unnamed incumbent MP to stay away from parliament while the investigation, led by the Central Criminal Specialist, continues.

A spokesman for the conservative Whips office said: “The chief whip has asked the relevant MP not to visit the parliamentary seat while the investigation is underway.

“We will not comment further until the investigation is completed.”

The metropolitan police said they had received a report of alleged sexual crimes in January 2020.

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