• On his mobile The Conservative MP who watched porn on the benches of the British Parliament resigns

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A British Conservative MP has been arrested

on suspicion of rape

and sexual assault.

Scotland Yard

confirmed the arrest but has not yet revealed the identity of the suspect, who is also facing charges of "improper conduct in public office" and abuse of a position of trust over the alleged victim.


A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed that

the complaint against the deputy was filed in 2020,

but that the events being investigated occurred in

London

(in an unspecified place) between 2002 and 2009. Sources close to the investigation revealed to

The Guardian

that some of the alleged sexual abuse may have occurred

inside Parliament.


The new incident occurs a few days after fellow "Tory"

MP Imrad Ahmad Khan

was found "guilty" in a trial for sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy in 2018. Khan, 49, initially denied the charges. accusations but finally resigned on May 3.


Two weeks ago the conservative deputy "tory"

Neil Parish also resigned,

denounced by two colleagues who caught him

watching porn on his mobile

during parliamentary sessions.

Parish, 65, declared at the outset that it had been an "accident" and finally admitted his guilt, attributing it to "a moment of madness."


A spokesman for the conservative parliamentary group confirmed the news of the new arrest and reported that the deputy has been warned "to stay away from Parliament" while the police investigation lasts.

House of Commons

Conservative Leader Mark Spencer

has pledged to raise the bar for future candidates, starting with special elections to fill new vacancies in June.


The last three cases, together with the sexist comments to Labor's number two,

Angela Rayner,

have provoked something like the #MeToo moment in

Westminster,

with dozens of MPs publicly denouncing the culture of machismo and sexual harassment within Parliament.

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