Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problem
× Sign Up Today and Support Local Journalism Enjoy more articles from Beatrice's Most Trusted Information Source. A Conservative Party lawmaker who has not been publicly named was arrested and interviewed over the weekend over rape and assault allegations made by a former parliamentary aide, U.K. media reported. London’s Metropolitan Police said officers arrested a man in his 50s on Saturday on suspicion of rape and took him into custody at a London police station. The force did not name the man, in accordance with its usual rule of not naming suspects until they are charged. Suspending the politician would effectively reveal his identity.