British Conservative Party MP Charlie Elphicke has been charged with sexually assaulting two women.
Elphicke, 48, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 6.
The MP for Dover was charged with three counts of sexual assault relating to two alleged victims on Monday, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
He is alleged to have attacked the first woman in 2007 and the second woman twice in 2016.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: “The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Elphicke after reviewing a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police.
“The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Elphicke are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial.
“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”