Nigel Evans acquitted of all sex charges

The Ribble Valley MP, Nigel Evans, has been found not guilty of all sex charges at Preston Crown Court. Jurors acquitted the politician of 9 counts including rape.

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Top prosecutor defends Nigel Evans charges

The Director of Public Prosecutions has defended the decision to prosecute Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans over a string of sex offence charges, saying victims of such offences do not always consider themselves victims.

Alison Saunders defended the Crown Prosecution Service's handling of the case against the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, who wept in the dock yesterday after a jury at Preston Crown Court unanimously cleared him of nine sexual allegations, including one of rape.

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