Nigel Evans, Tory MP and Deputy Speaker, Resigns After Assault Charges

September 10, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Nigel Evans, the Commons Deputy Speaker in the United Kingdom, has resigned after being charged with seven counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.

The alleged crimes are said to have taken place in 2002 and 2003.

“Following an investigation by Lancashire police, the Crown Prosecution Service has received a file of evidence in the case of Mr Nigel Evans MP which concerns allegations of a sexual nature,” said director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer QC, according to Sky News.

Evans, 55, will appear before magistrates in Preston on September 18.

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