Friday, May 9, 2014

Oxford University Union president, 21, Arrested For Rape

Arrested: Ben Sullivan, 21, has been arrested and is being questioned regarding allegations of rape, Thames Valley Police confirmed
The president of the Oxford Union has been arrested on suspicion of rape and attempted rape.
Ben Sullivan, a history and politics student at Christ Church, Oxford, was yesterday questioned by police over the allegations, which relate to two female students at the university.
The 21-year-old was arrested yesterday morning after the two women made complaints about the alleged incidents which both happened more than a year ago. He was released on police bail until June 18.

The banker’s son, a third year student whose final exams start next month, was elected unopposed to the illustrious post of president of the Oxford Union and took office last month.
The debating society has been a breeding ground for future prime ministers and politicians since it was founded in 1823, with William Gladstone, Herbert Asquith and Edward Heath among its alumni. 
In more recent years, it has been a stepping stone to success for Foreign Secretary William Hague, Education Secretary Michael Gove and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London

Westminster-born Mr Sullivan – a former pupil at £22,000-a-year St Paul’s in central London – also appears to have political ambitions.
On his LinkedIn page he claims that he is working as a project manager on a book for the controversial former BP boss Lord Browne.
The rape is alleged to have happened in January 2013, while the attempted rape is alleged to have happened a few months later in April.
One former student said: ‘This seems totally out of character. He seemed a really nice guy.’

Daily Mail

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