Conservative MP charged with three counts of sexual assault

Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover charged with three counts of sexual assault against two different women

Wednesday 24 July - The Tory MP will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 6th, 2019, after the Crown Prosecution Service said they had brought the charges after reviewing a file of evidence from the Metropolitan police.

The charges are of one count of sexual assault against one woman in 2007 and two counts of sexual assault against a second woman in 2016.

Mr Elphicke was suspended from the Conservative Party in 2017 when the allegations of sexual assault first came to light, He had the whip restored in December last year, prior to a confidence vote in Theresa May.

The MP who is the married father of two children has always staunchly denied the accusations against him.

A CPS spokesperson said: 'The Crown Prosecution Service has today charged Charles Elphicke, MP for Dover, with three charges of sexual assault against two women.'

'The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Elphicke after reviewing a file of evidence from the Metropolitan police.'

'The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Elphicke are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.'

Author's comment: The CPS didn't say: 'unless you want to be sharing a cell with Tommy Robinson in HMP Belmarsh.
But then again, maybe they felt they didn't have to.
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