- Police are investigating claims that the man was part of a paedophile ring
- It is alleged that he was one of a group of men who sexually assaulted a girl in the 1980s and 1990s in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
- The man denies the allegations and says he was rarely in the county
- Esther Baker, the alleged victim, waived her right to anonymity in May
A former MP is to be interviewed under caution by police over allegations that he was part of a paedophile ring who repeatedly sexually assaulted a young girl in the 1980s and 1990s, it was reported yesterday.
Police are investigating claims that he was one of a group of men who regularly raped and abused the girl in woods in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
He is due to be questioned under caution by detectives some time in October.
Police are investigating claims that a former MP was part of a paedophile ring who repeatedly sexually assaulted a young girl in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire (pictured)
The man strongly denies the allegations and has told police he believes there is an attempt to pervert the course of justice taking place. He says he can prove that he was rarely in Staffordshire at the time.
The alleged victim, Esther Baker, waived her right to anonymity to make the claims public in May.
She says her abusers possibly included a peer and a judge, and that the abuse went on for four years from when she was six – in the woodland and in a flat she now believes could have been in London’s Dolphin Square – often while police officers stood guard.
She is understood to have given detectives access to her emails in an attempt to back up her accusations. Ms Baker said: ‘It’s with the police and I look forward to them investigating.’
The alleged victim says she now believes the abuse could have also taken place in London’s Dolphin Square