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Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans denies rape and sexual assault allegations

The Independent, 6 May 2013
Publié le : 6 mai 2013
 Andrew Grice 
Nigel Evans, a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, will give up chairing MPs' debates temporarily as he fights allegations of rape and sexual assault relating to two men.

But the 55-year-old Conservative MP, who strongly denied the claims, is refusing to stand down formally as Deputy Speaker while he tries to clear his name. He was arrested at his home in Pendleton, Lancashire, on Saturday on suspicion of raping one man and sexually assaulting another – both in their twenties – between July 2009 and March 2013.

He was questioned by police for several hours before being released on bail until 19 June.

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