The spouse of former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke, who was convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, has spoken out about her “horrible, humiliating” courtroom ordeal.
Natalie Elphicke at first appeared to face by her husband throughout his trial, when she was photographed holding his hand.
However in an announcement after proceedings, she mentioned she was calling time on a relationship with the “solely man I’ve ever beloved”.
Ms Elphicke advised The Solar she dumped the 49-year-old in a personal courtroom, following a video name with their teenage son.
She mentioned: “It was simply terrible. The case has been actually disagreeable, horrible, upsetting and humiliating.”
On the time of the ruling, she launched an announcement which mentioned: “Right this moment’s verdict is one which brings profound sorrow.
“It ends my 25-year marriage to the one man I’ve ever beloved.”
The Dover MP’s native Conservative affiliation has mentioned she retains their “full assist”.
Former Tory MP Charlie Elphicke responsible of sexual assaults on girls
Charlie Elphicke served as Dover MP between 2010 and 2019, when he was succeeded by Ms Elphicke.
The jury at Southwark Crown Court docket dismissed his claims that his accusers have been mendacity, as an alternative believing victims who gave tearful proof throughout a three-and-a-half week trial.
Elphicke, a former lawyer who admitted mendacity to police, his spouse and get together bosses when the allegations have been first put to him, sighed and checked out his lawyer because the jury foreman recorded responsible verdicts in every of three sexual assault allegations.
Elphicke was launched on bail however was warned by the choose, Mrs Justice Whipple that he faces the “very actual chance” of jail.
Video: “Ex-Tory MP Charlie Elphicke discovered responsible of three counts of sexual assault” (Night Normal)