"It is written on some sites now that a person who was previously close to me has been convicted of extremely serious crimes.

That is unfortunately true.

The crimes he has committed are downright horrible, indescribable and completely unforgivable.

We have now gone our separate ways ", Federley writes in the Facebook post.

He will now leave his post as a Member of the European Parliament indefinitely.

"I have fallen to pieces and need to gather myself, heal and gain strength."

The text is updated.