British Politician Charged With Sexual Assault On Seven Different Men
British politician Nigel Evans, who has been openly gay since 2010, has been charged with sexual assault on seven different men.
Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said enough evidence had been gathered to prosecute Nigel Evans, a member of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party, for eight offenses.
Fifty-five year old Evans, who has been the MP for Ribble Valley in Lancashire in northern England since 1992 and was arrested twice earlier this year, has denied any wrongdoing.
"Lancashire Constabulary has ... been authorized to charge two counts of indecent assault, five counts of sexual assault and one count of rape relating to a total of seven alleged victims," the prosecution service said in a statement.
The assaults, dating from 2002 until 2013, were all on men.
Without citing sources, the BBC said Evans had resigned as deputy speaker but this could not immediately be verified.
Evans was detained in May on suspicion of rape and sexual assault but said the allegations were "completely false".
Police said he was arrested for a second time in June.
Wowza. Evans has a court date set for Sept. 18.