UK Deputy Speaker arrested on rape suspicion

The deputy speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, Nigel Evans, was arrested Saturday in northwest England on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, a source familiar with the arrest told CNN.

Lancashire police did not confirm the identity of the man, but said in a statement they were questioning a 55-year-old man over offenses “alleged to have been committed in Pendleton between July 2009 and March 2013.”

Evans, 55, is a conservative Member of Parliament – CNN