Tory minister faces serious assault allegations – a recap of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and Serious Crime Act 2015
Posted on 19th October 2020
In early August, an unnamed former Conservative minister was arrested at home after allegations of rape, sexual assault, and coercive control were made against him by a parliamentary staffer. The incidents were alleged to have taken place between July 2019 and January 2020 in various London addresses. These allegations have emerged only days after a former Conservative party whip, Charlie Elphicke, was convicted on three counts of sexual assault dating from 2007 and 2016.