30 July 2020

Ex Tory MP Charlie Elphicke found guilty on three counts of sexual assault

Former Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.

Elphicke, 49, faced one charge relating to an incident with a woman in her early 30s at his home in 2007, and two involving a parliamentary worker in her early 20s in 2016.

The former Conservative MP for Dover had allegedly tried to kiss and grope the un-named parliamentary worker after they shared a drink in Westminster in April 2016, Southwark Crown Court heard.

She said Elphicke told her afterwards 'I'm so naughty sometimes’.

The other woman claimed Elphicke had kissed and groped her at his London home in summer 2007, while his wife Natalie was away for the night.

Elphicke, who denied all  the charges, was accompanied by his wife throughout the trial.

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